Health Workforce


Jailcare: An Interview with Carolyn Sufrin

“My worst day in jail is better than my best day on the street.” -Kima, a San Francisco woman quoted in Jailcare I recently read Read More

Think scale! Engaging Private Pharmacies to Improve Public Health 

A version of this story first appeared on IDSA’s Science Speaks platform By Emily Delmotte Lisinopril 20 mg by mouth at 8am? Check. After verifying the Read More

How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More


How to keep registered nurses working in New Zealand even as economic conditions improve

Many registered nurses (RNs) increased their participation in the New Zealand health workforce during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), resulting in low vacancy rates.

Advancing the science behind human resources for health: highlights from the Health Policy and…

Health workers are central to people-centred health systems, resilient economies and sustainable development.

Precision targeting for more equitable distribution of health professionals in rural China

AbstractA strong health workforce is widely recognized as a prerequisite for health care and a crucial determinant of health system performance.

Effect of currency exchange rate fluctuations on Aid Effectiveness in the Health Sector in…

AbstractDevelopment assistance for health (DAH) remains a significant and important source of health financing in many low and lower middle-income countries.

IntraHealth Interviews WHO’s Jim Campbell On Global Shortage Of Health Workers, Achieving…

IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: 5 Questions with WHO’s Jim Campbell This blog post highlights an interview with Jim Campbell, director of the WHO Health Workforce Department, about the global shortage of health workers and the role of the #MeToo movement in achieving gender equality in the health workforce (6/8).

What does progress look like in global health? 

Major reforms, new issues, and significant policy pivots were on the agenda for the 71stWorld Health Assembly and the many side events occurring in Geneva last week. Sadly, at the same time, Ebola has reappeared in the Democratic Republic of Congo claiming at least 46 lives so far. The resurgence of Ebola and potential repeat of the horrors that occurred during 2014-16 juxtaposed with the visible excitement of national delegates at #WHA17 and the sheer number of advocates of diverse health issues raises the question, what does progress look like in global health?  Is the transformation of the WHA from what used to be a relatively boring annual meeting of health ministers into an industry jamboree like event progress? “My own preferred approach is to focus on the metric of social justice; is all this activity in global health realizing more or less social justice?” Given the diversity of people attending the WHA71 and those outside Geneva who see themselves as part of the global health sector, we can expect differing views on the meaning of progress

Role of the general practitioner in improving rural healthcare access: a case from Nepal

There is a global health workforce shortage, which is considered critical in Nepal, a low-income country with a predominantly rural population.

The trend of feminization of doctors’ workforce in Oman: is it a phenomenon that could rouse…

Participation of women in the medical profession over several countries worldwide was increased over the past decades.

FHWC Blog Posts Recognize Health Workforce During World Health Worker Week

The Frontline Health Workers Coalition has published blog posts in recognition of World Health Worker Week, held April 1-7. Frontline Health Workers Coalition: Our 2030 Vision for the Health Workforce Rachel Deussom, technical director of the HRH2030 Program at Chemonics International, discusses ways to build the future health workforce and optimize the existing workforce through…More

New Registry Aims To Track, Better Understand Uganda’s Community Health Workforce

Link: New Registry Aims To Track, Better Understand Uganda’s Community Health Workforce

Frontline Health Workers Coalition Publishes Commentaries, Fact Sheet Addressing Women’s…

Frontline Health Workers Coalition Blog: Empowering Women in the Health Workforce for Economic and Social Growth Samantha Rick, advocacy and policy officer with FHWC and IntraHealth International, introduces a new fact sheet, titled “Investing in the Health Workforce For Women’s Economic Empowerment,” and discusses the importance of investment in health employment, especially for women (3/8).…More

Blog Post Highlights Role Of Governance In Building Responsive Community Health Systems,…

Frontline Health Workers Coalition: 5 Insights on How Governance Can Help Build a Responsive Health Workforce Kate Greene, senior associate, and Mary Houghton, senior communications and knowledge management specialist, both at Abt Associates, discuss five takeaways from an event hosted by Abt Associates on the role of governance in building responsive community health systems. These…More

Blog Post Highlights Role Of Frontline Health Workers In Achieving Patient-Centered Care, SDG 3

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: Integration of Frontline Health Workforce Will Determine Success of SDGs, Universal Health Coverage in 2018 and Beyond Vince Blaser, director of the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, discusses the role of frontline health workers in delivering patient-centered care and helping countries achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 — “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being…More

Towards an understanding of resilience: responding to health systems shocks

AbstractThe recent outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa has drawn attention to the role and responsiveness of health systems in the face of shock.

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