BUILDING THE HEALTH WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE
The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health - Building the health workforce of the future - will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 13-17 November 2017. The Forum is intersectoral. It will welcome participation from a range of actors across education, health, labour/employment and finance sectors. It is the largest open conference on human resources for health related issues and is expected to gather over 1,000 delegates from across the globe.
The adoption of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 (pdf - 64 pages - 1.89 Mo) and the work of the UN High level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth - have made a bold economic case for investing in the health and social workforce and intensified intersectoral collaboration.
The Forum programme will feature high-impact decision-makers, leaders, and investors representing all stakeholder groups to discuss and debate innovative approaches towards advancing the implementation of the Global Strategy and the Commission’s recommendations. High level plenaries, side sessions and skills building workshops with exhibition areas, poster presentations, and much more will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.
We invite governments, academia and researchers, labour organizations, professional associations, civil society, young professional associations, global initiatives, financing institutions as well as the private sector to join us in Dublin and show a collective commitment in making available the workforce required to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Forum is convened by Trinity College, Dublin, Health Service Executive, Irish Aid, the Department of Health, Ireland, the World Health Organization and the Global Health Workforce Network. Co-sponsors include Member States and supporting organizations engaged in the work of the Global Health Workforce Network.
The Forum website is now live at www.hrhforum2017.ie, with information on the programme, schedule, key deadlines and other practical information.