Plenary V addressed the current challenges and conditions for effective capacity building in the health workforce as well as medical research to improve health and give access to health care in developing countries.
This presentation has four parts: first, it reviews the various definitions and approaches to capacity building elicited during the last 20 years; secondly, by taking an analogy with a battery, the presentation will discuss capacity building as a means to achieve performance; thirdly, it will illustrate the concepts by narrating actual experiences in the area […]
Session Outline Plenary session PL08, Wednesday, May 28 2008, 9:00-10:30, Room 2 Chair(s): Marcel Tanner, Director, Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland & Peter Suter, President, Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, Switzerland Shaping Innovative Research and Training in a Global World Charles Kleiber, Former Secretary of State for Research and Education, Lausanne, Switzerland Research, Training and Service Development to […]
Session Outline Parallel session PS20, Tuesday, May 27 2008, 16:00-17:30, Room 4 Chair(s): Alexandre Bischoff, Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland, Deborah Ward, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Washington, USA Effects of Health Labour Migration on Low and Mid-Level Health Personnel for Infectious Disease Control […]
Session Outline Parallel session PS18, Tuesday, May 27 2008, 11:00-12:30, Room 15 Chair(s): Alexandre Bischoff, Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland, Naasson Munyandamutsa, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Professor of Psychiatry in the National University of Rwanda, Rwanda Job Satisfaction among Staff in a Rural Hospital in Burundi Mit […]
Session Outline Plenary session PL04, Tuesday, May 27 2008, 9:00-10:30, Room 2 Chair(s): Mireille Kingma, Consultant, International Council of Nurses, Switzerland, Jean-Dominique Vassalli, Rector, University of Geneva, Switzerland Health Workers for All and All for Health Workers: From Commitment to Action Mubashar R. Sheikh, Executive Director, Global Health Workforce Alliance, WHO, Switzerland The Medical Professionals of Tomorrow Richard […]
Session Outline Parallel session PS40, Monday, April 19 2010, 11:00-12:30, Room 14 Chair(s): Mireille Kingma, Consultant, Nursing and Health Policy, International Council of Nurses, Switzerland, Alexandre Bischoff, PhD in Epidemiology, Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland Understanding Health Care Worker Migration Noreen Sugrue, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, […]
The Connecting Nurses program is an initiative for nurses supported by Sanofi and developed in collaboration with Nurses Federations. Its mission is to bring nurses together on-line and in the real world through the Care Challenge (http://www.care-challenge.com) platform launched in May 2011.
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.