Factors contributing to the on-going global health workforce crisis include the globalisation of the labour markets. ‘Pull’ factors, including targeted recruitment efforts from wealthy destination states, combine with ‘push factors’ in source countries, such as low wages and unsafe working environments to exacerbate acute health workforce shortages.
The thematic tracks represents the main theme through which the Geneva Health Forum approaches global health issues. The thematic tracks are the backbone of the Geneva Health Forum content and programme.
In Nigeria, the uptake of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) services for HIV positive women remains notably low despite significant advances in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
A greater focus on the social determinants of health and on the global scenario, together with the transformation of conventional health training are demanded within the Italian academy. Students have been leaders in advocating for such change, finding suitable theoretical and practical tools in the emerging field of global health (GH).
Imagine if we could use the globalisation of communication and the sheer power of a world connected by the internet to deliver this training? What if we could deliver courses, teaching and training online? The projects presented here do precisely that. NextGenU.org delivers an unprecedented breakthrough in teaching in health sciences, public health, and global […]
Currently there are a proliferation of mHealth pilots and its is time to stop with new pilots as the field suffers from the contagious disease of ‘pilotitis’. What is needed to move the mHealth space ahead, is solutions at national scale that are cost effective and use evidence based approaches for health outcomes.
Health related accountability mechanisms are critical to achieve more health outcomes for the money that is spend. There has been increased global attention to this. However, unless accountability efforts happen at the front line, we will not achieve increased health outcomes of well-intended interventions.
Trauma has become a leading course of hospital admissions in Sri Lanka. An effective pre hospital Emergency Medical System was essential to reduce morbidity, mortality and secondary injuries.
The RAFT-network provides telemedicine in African Francophone countries. The main challenge adressed is the de-isolation of care professionals working in remote areas of developing countries. The core activity of RAFT is the webcasting of interactive courses targeted to physicians and other care professionals.
Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) and more recently United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002) shared with the conference team some of the main challenges at hand when it comes to access to health for all: accountability, financing, the brain drain and the responsibility of those who have the means […]