#HealthWorkersCount at the 3rd global Forum on Human Resources for Health
Frontline health workers, policy makers, civil society members and health workforce experts convened in Recife, Brazil, at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health November 10-13, 2013 to discuss solutions to the global health workforce crisis.
The Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) is organized the Forum under the patronage of the Government of Brazil, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Frontline Health Workers’ Lifesaving Potential
Frontline health workers are those directly providing services where they are most needed, especially in remote and rural areas. They are the first and often only link to essential health services for millions in developing countries. Yet, the World Health Organization estimates at least 1 million more frontline health workers are needed in developing countries, particularly in Africa and parts of Asia. Properly trained and supported frontline health workers hold the potential to save millions of lives. Read more →
Why the Coalition?
The Frontline Health Workers Coalition is an alliance of United States-based organizations working together to urge greater and more strategic U.S. investment in frontline health workers in developing countries as a cost-effective way to save lives and foster a healthier, safer and more prosperous world. Read more →
“If more leaders work together to deploy more frontline health workers, more women and children will survive. But they also should ensure better support for those already on the frontlines – health workers who sometimes lack the information, skills, equipment and supplies they need to save more lives.”
–Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation