2nd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health
Reviewing Progress, Renewing Commitments to Health Workers towards MDGs and Beyond

Date: 25-29 January 2011

Venue : Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World



In accordance with the Kampala Declaration (KD), the Agenda for Global Action (AGA) is built around six fundamental and interconnected strategies, based on previous actions and commitments. The AGA is a synthesis that specifi cally highlights challenges and the need for change which refl ects the essential continuum of planning, training, deployment and retention. The purpose of AGA is to translate political will, commitments, leadership and partnership into eff ective actions.


Almost three years of implementation of policy and strategies have passed, these having been adopted by the Kampala Declaration at the fi rst-ever Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, which was held on 2-7 March 2008 in Kampala, Uganda. In addition,there are a number of World Health Assembly Resolutions and WHO Regional Committee Resolutions which call for immediate action to solve this global crisis.

The 2nd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health will be held on 25-29 January 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand, in collaboration with the 2011 Prince Mahidol Award Conference. The overall objective is to accelerate the global movement on HRH towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and universal access to essential health care. In addition, it was agreed at the joint planning workshop among the co-hosts of the Forum on 3-4 December 2009, that the Global Forum will be a combination of technical and policy elements while also focusing on evidence-based actions, existing gaps and how to overcome them. It is the intention of the conference to be crafted along the line of the KD and six strategies of the AGA. It is envisioned that the deliberations will review the development and progress made, and identify challenges met in mitigating global HRH crisis. It should be organized to best support of global movements towards better HRH to achieve universal coverage.

Countries are the indispensable players in solving the human resource crisis, thus, priority shall be given to engage speakers and participants from countries to share experiences and lessons learned. Speakers from international development partners should also play a role in terms of sharing policies and strategies at the international and global levels which have an impact on implementation at the country level. The ratio of country to international partner speakers is proposed to be 3:1.





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The six interconnected Strategies are:

1. Building coherent national and global leadership for health workforce solutions

2. Ensuring capacity for an informed response based on evidence and joint learning

3. Scaling up health worker education and training

4. Retaining an eff ective, responsive and equitably distributed health workforce

5. Managing the pressures of the international health workforce market and its impact on migration

6. Securing additional and more productive investment in the health workforce

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