At the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, a session will focus on the security, safety, wellbeing, and motivation of health workers in difficult contexts, including conflict, extreme poverty, and other emergency situations. It examines the necessary enabling environment as well as measures for the protection of health workers from violence and from exposure to health risks and psychological and emotional trauma. The session includes the skills needed to provide quality services to cover the population in hardship situations.
Leonard Rubenstein of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Elizabeth Adams of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will be speakers in this session, which takes place on November 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Recife, Brazil.
IntraHealth International is cohosting the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, which is sponsored by the Global Health Workforce Alliance under the patronage of the Government of Brazil, the World Health Organization, and the Pan American Health Organization. Over 1,500 human resources for health (HRH) stakeholders will join together to elicit new HRH commitments from governments, donors, development partners, the private sector, and civil society; establish greater accountability to track, monitor, and report on those commitments; and more clearly link the HRH agenda to the Millennium Development Goals, universal health coverage, social determinants of health, the Rio+20 process, and the post-2015 development agenda.
IntraHealth International, the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are steering committee member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.