SIDE MEETING

SE004

Investing in the Health Workforce towards UHC and SDGs: A Community-based Approach

Meeting Organizer

Mahidol University

GLO+UHC project under JICA and MOPH MOU

WHO to Thailand

Better Health Project under the Prosperity Fund, UK

ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University

The International Federal Medical Students Association (IFMSA).

Contact Person : Wanicha Chuenkongkaew, wim.wanicha@gmail.com

29 January 2020
09:00 - 12:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 9

Open to All Participants

BACKGROUND :

The 2019 United Nations High-Level Meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) declaration recognizes the need for health systems to be integrated and people-centred, with primary health care being the cornerstone of a sustainable health system for UHC and health-related SDGs. Primary health care is the most inclusive, efficient and effective pathway in bringing people to the health system. The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health 2030 addresses the demand of 40 million health worker jobs in response to local and community health needs. By scaling up efforts to promote the recruitment and retention of competent, qualified and motivated health workforce in high-demand health service fields, highly trained health personnel will be equitably distributed in these areas in accordance with the WHO Global Code of Practice on International Recruitment of Health Personnel. To promote a continued education and life-long learning and expand community-based education and training, the idea should be embedded into the learning system through practice, so that skilled health personnel can provide value-based health care in the community environment and develop a people-centered mindset and empower people meaningfully and effectively to strengthen health system. Thus, investing in the health workforce including providing decent and safe working conditions and appropriate remuneration will be instrumental for community sustainability and self-reliance in achieving UHC.

OBJECTIVES :

1) To probe the perceptions of the investment in the health workforce for people-centered PHC to provide value-based health care for community sustainability and self-reliance in achieving UHC 2) To identify opportunities and challenges incorporate a community based approach in the HWF investment for continuing professional development (CPD) 3) To develop a plan of action and recommendations for HWF investment towards UHC and SDGs This interactive session will discuss • How best to invest in the HWF for people-centered PHC to provide value-based health care for sustainability and self-reliance in the community towards UHC? • How to appropriately incorporate a community based approach in the HWF investment for CPD? How can we create opportunities and overcome challenges? • How do we assess and monitor the investment on HWF for community sustainability and self-employment? Expected Outcome Recommendations and conclusions of the discussion at both country and regional levels to be an evidence-based policy relevant to different country context for further movement on Investing in the Health Workforce towards UHC and SDGs