The Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Recife, Brazil

November 9, 2013 - 12:00am - November 13, 2013 - 12:00am
Centro de Convenções de Pernambuco (Pernambuco Convention Center), Av. Professor Andrade Bezerra, s/n, Salgadinho, 53111-970 Recife - PE, Brazil

The Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (the Forum), November 9-13, 2013, brings together over 1,500 policy makers, experts, and advocates in the health workforce field, and frontline health workers in Recife, Brazil. This year's theme addresses the foundation of universal health coverage and the post-2015 development agenda: "Rising to the grand challenge of human resources for health." 

Join us at these side sessions, high-level roundtable with our President and CEO Jonathan D. Quick, and our booth in the marketplace! 

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{Photo credit: Warren Zelman}Photo credit: Warren Zelman


Side Session: Developing Leadership for Managing and Governing Universal Health Care (UHC): Innovations and Evidence from the Field

11:00-12:30 | Lula Ayres, Atlante Plaza Hotel

An effective health system with universal coverage depends as much on well-prepared and valued health leaders and managers as it does on clinically prepared nurses and doctors. The challenge we face is not a lack of medical knowledge, but rather a lack of trained personnel. Join MSH to discuss how countries have addressed the challenges of UHC by recognizing the value of health leader-managers, professionalizing these roles, and implementing innovative tools for preparing personnel.

Side Session: Promising Practices/New Tools: Strengthening the Health Workforce

16:00-17:30 | Mario Melo 2/4, Atlante Plaza Hotel

Universal Health Coverage requires an educated workforce and a strong health system.  Learn about new tools being used to strengthen the health workforce through innovative costing tools and investments. These promising innovations are the result of public/private partnerships and are scalable and replicable.


High-Level Roundtable: Deployment, retention, and management: sustaining a high performing workforce in the stride towards UHC

9:30-11:00 | Pernambuco Convention Center

Join MSH President and CEO Jonathan D. Quick for a high-level roundtable on getting the most out of the available health workforce implies optimal distribution, best use of private sector partnerships, enhanced health workforce performance and productivity, and well-adapted health care models supported by timely and accurate HRH information systems. This roundtable will capture political insights on the various elements needed for getting the most out of the existing health workforce for improving health systems performance through efficient health workforce deployment, retention, and management.

Panel Discussion: Harnessing the Potential of Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Institution Interaction to Advance HRH

11:30-13:00 | Pernambuco Convention Center, Auditorio Tabocas I

Join Mary O’Neil, Senior Technical Advisor at MSH, and partners from the World Bank, the African Development Bank, Health Human Resource Center in China, AMREF, the Ministry of Health in France, and the Brazilian Medical Association for an interactive discussion. This session explores the role of networks of private for- and not-for-profit actors in HRH investment, education and employment and discusses synergies, complementarities and benefits in relation to the public sector. It discusses options for efficiently involving the private for- and for profit actors in the service of UHC.

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