Towards a diverse, sustained health workforce for all: Approaches, evidence, and best practices

Meeting Organizer

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Rachel Deussom

Contact Person : Rachel Deussom,

29 January 2020
09:00 - 12:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 4

Open to All Participants


Co-organized by Chemonics/HRH2030 and USAID with engagement from WHO and Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) members, this innovative half-day side meeting will share tools, evidence, and lessons learned from around the world that have contributed to the strengthening of the health workforce—including from the private sector— to achieve a high-performing health system that is accessible, accountable, affordable, and reliable to deliver health for all. The meeting will focus on approaches that help to improve equity and reaching the poor. Aligned with the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2020 theme for the UHC Forum 2020,: Accelerating Progress Towards UHC, this meeting will present evidence and advance the discussion on: • #2: “Developing PHC-based health systems to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of people over the life course, including consolidated actions to develop diverse and sustainable health workforce;” • #3: “Transforming service delivery models and implementing quality improvement strategies to achieve people centered and integrate care;” and • #5: “Harnessing socially responsible and equity enhancing innovations in medical technologies, digital health, service delivery and health financing that help to accelerate progress towards UHC goals.” Using the HRH2030 Health Worker Life Cycle approach—a human-centered approach to the health labor market framework—we will engage global experts to discuss strategies for building, managing and optimizing the health workforce in three interactive discussion rounds.


At the end of this meeting, participants will: • Understand the Health Worker Life Cycle approach, including challenges, interventions, and stakeholders for health workforce development and strengthening • Learn about specific evidence and best practices for: - Building an equitable and diverse health workforce, including approaches to integrate gender, promote youth, enhance women’s leadership, and strengthen CHW programming - Sustaining the health workforce through evidence-informed planning & management, including digital health integration and innovations - Optimizing the health workforce, including site- and community-level support, supervision and quality improvement approaches to promote health system equity, quality & resource optimization • Exchange and interact to identify approaches, tools, and resources relevant to participants’ specific contextual health workforce challenges to accelerating progress towards health for all.