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Global Scramble for Health Workers:

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in Health | Comments Off on Global Scramble for Health Workers:

The COVID -19 pandemic has once again exposed the global health workforce (HWF) crisis that is characterized by wide spread shortages, mal-distribution and poor working conditions. Read full blog: 

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E-Learning for COVID-19

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in Health | Comments Off on E-Learning for COVID-19

Here is a submission on how to continue training health professionals during the COVID -19 imposed lockdown. Click here>>

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Health workers for COVID-19:

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in Health | Comments Off on Health workers for COVID-19:

Our job is to ensure access to a skilled, supported and motivated health work public health worker for every person in every village everywhere” Dr. J W Lee, former WHO Director General. “Health Workers for All and All for Health Workers” was the slogan of the First Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in 2008.” These two quotations are still relevant for our frontline health workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more:

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Call for Indicators on People Participation In Health Promotion For Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Health | Comments Off on Call for Indicators on People Participation In Health Promotion For Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Call for Indicators on People Participation In Health Promotion For Universal Health Coverage (UHC) This posting coincides with the 40th Anniversary of the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration on Health for All. Please read and comment. Let us start by drawing attention to the fact that among the current SDG indicators on UHC, there is no indicator that explicitly monitors household and community participation and action for health. Yet we know that the demand side of UHC is critical for supporting health promotion, wellbeing and building societies that enable healthy lifestyles, and for influencing...

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Health Promotion Indicators Missing in the SDGs

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Health | Comments Off on Health Promotion Indicators Missing in the SDGs

Health Promotion Indicators Missing in the SDGs Here is a discussion on the tension between health promotion and treatment of disease. We are returning to the very lively discussion we held in the past on the need and challenges faced by health systems in attaining the correct balance between maintaining inborn population health through health promotion, community participation and disease prevention on the one hand and treatment of diseases and illness on the other hand. I am also inspired by what happened in my country Uganda on 8 July 2018 when President Y K Museveni walked 10 kilometers...

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Inter-Professional Cohesion and Harmony in Health.

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Health | Comments Off on Inter-Professional Cohesion and Harmony in Health.

Inter-Professional Cohesion and Harmony in Health. I have been inspired to post this piece following recent social media conversations on this topic of inter-professional harmony and cohesion in the health sector. As you know, the Health Workforce is made up of different health professions who at best work in inseparable interdependent teams in which each profession has defined roles which reciprocally support and complement each other in delivering health services to individuals and communities. The four dimensions of health workforce performance; namely, availability, competence,...

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