Events

Events

World Health Worker Week

April 5–12, 2015
World Health Worker Week

Mark your calendar! Many online events will be taking place to honor health workers around the globe. CapacityPlus places health workers at the center of all our efforts, and we embrace the World Health Organization’s broad definition of health workers as “all people engaged in actions whose primary intent is to enhance health.” More information about World Health Worker Week to come; in the meantime, check out Health Workers Speak and get started by tweeting about health workers using #WHWW2015 and #HealthWorkersCount.
 

Health Workforce Education: Investing in the Next Generation of Health Workers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Health Workforce Education: Investing in the Next Generation of Health Workers
Webinar, 9:00–10:30 a.m. EDT [13:00–14:30 UTC]

Join CapacityPlus and SHOPS for a webinar on innovative investment options for health workforce education and training.

Access the webinar on April 14 at http://connect77237864.adobeconnect.com/webinar4-16/

The world needs seven million additional health workers to meet the goal of high-quality health care for all. A competent workforce with the right skills mix is vital for meeting the demand for family planning, achieving an AIDS-free generation, and ending preventable child and maternal deaths. However, the current resources available to finance health worker education are woefully inadequate, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Rebecca Bailey, CapacityPlus team lead for health workforce development, will offer an overview of the main financing sources for education and introduce some innovative approaches for diversifying revenue sources with a focus on the private sector.

Sarah Dominis, SHOPS human resources for health specialist, will highlight the importance of engaging the private sector in addressing human resources for health challenges. Sarah will share experiences and lessons learned in private sector financing of health workforce education and the feasibility of student loans in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. Read more »