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Monday, June 14 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Walk the Talk: Investing to Solve the Health Workforce Crisis to Reach the MDGs and Save Lives

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Walk the Talk: Investing to Solve the Health Workforce Crisis to Reach the MDGs and Save Lives Density and management skills of HRH, particularly community health workers, nurses, midwives, and doctors, significantly affect maternal, infant and under-five mortality rates. Thirty-nine countries in Africa have not met the minimum threshold of 2.3 health professionals per 1,000 population to very likely achieve the MDGs and Africa alone is short some 1 million health workers. The severe HRH shortage is attributed to many factors, including under-investment in health systems and HRH. Only recently have global initiatives like PEPFAR and the Global Fund fully recognized and supported HSS. If the MDGs are to be achieved, an actionable way forward is required to develop needs-based targets for scaling-up HRH with commensurate funding. This session will discuss proposals to solve the HRH crisis, including adequate HRH financing, HRH internal and external migration and the need to further strengthen various global health initiatives.
Food and beverages served.
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Monday June 14, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Empire Ballroom

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