Focus on Human Resources for Health
“All people, everywhere, shall have access to a skilled, motivated and supported health worker within a robust health system.” (2nd Global HRH Forum 2011)
Health Surveillance Assistants, Malawi (photo F Cataldo)
Human resource inadequacy has been recognised in the past decade as the key constraint to the capacity of countries to scale up critical health interventions. Much attention has been focused on the quantitative inadequacies – the absolute shortages of numbers of clinical health professionals and support workers, but it is increasingly recognised that problems are worsened by the absence of effective human resource management and cannot be resolved without tackling this gap.
The MSc Human Resources for Global Health is for health professionals or experienced graduates to gain an understanding of how to mobilise scarce human resources to strengthen health systems internationally.
The course aims to equip you with the necessary skills to achieve optimally sustainable deployment of personnel and ensure that users of health services are served by the most highly skilled and efficient workforce possible.
Professional Short Courses 2013/14
These short courses are open to experienced health professionals and health planners who want to acquire the necessary insights and skills to use the new tools and techniques needed for modernising the health workforce in developing and transitional economies around the world.
(from left to right) Toshio Takemura, HR officer from Japan, Pasang Tamang, public health researcher from Nepal and Zione Dembo, nurse-midwife from Malawi. Read their stories and more from our HRH students
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