Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Bangkok, 25-29 January 2011

The Second Global Forum on Health Human Resources for Health was convened by the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), the Prince Mahidol Award Conference, the World Health Organization and the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

The Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action, agreed at the first Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in 2008 addressed six key areas including: leadership, evidence, education, retention, migration and investment.

The focus of the forum was on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals 2015 and the urgency of all stakeholders to work towards human resources for health and health system strengthening, to respond appropriately, efficiently and effectively.

Participants at the Second Global Forum on HRH adopted the Bangkok Outcome Statement to strengthen the global response to address the health worker shortage crisis and call upon all stakeholders to accelerate implementation of the principles of the Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action.

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PPE Session at the Second Global Forum HRH

The Positive Practice Environments session held on the 25January 2011 provided an insight to the multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary campaign, created awareness of the importance of PPE for staff well-being and quality of care delivery and shared the experience of introducing the campaign in Zambia, Uganda and Morocco.

International speakers addressed major topics on practice environments such as international frameworks and guidelines, migration, violence at the workplace, occupational health and safety, health information and HRH and gender.

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