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Capacity Building: Self-Defeating or Beneficial?

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 […]

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GHF2008 – PL08 – Research and Training for Health: Seeds for the Future

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 […]

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GHF2008 – PS20 – Task Shifting: The Solution for Healthcare Worker Shortages

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 […]

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GHF2008 – PS18 – Human Ressources: Policies and Retention Strategies

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 […]

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GHF2008 – PL04 – The Global Health Workforce: Challenges for the Future

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 […]

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GHF2010 – PS40 – Health Workforce Distribution and Retention Strategies

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, […]

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Health Professionals for a New Century: A Proposal for Implementation

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.

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