Unlocking the potential of the global community health workforce post-Ebola: what are the models and strategies that work?
February 2016, Wilton Park
Stronger health systems, with particular emphasis on community health, will be critical to attain universal health coverage and achieve the sustainable development goals. For countries in West Africa recovering from Ebola, community based primary health care has become more critical than ever. This event explored the strategies that can build up a strong community health workforce, with examples of setting up, training, and incentivizing a strong cadre of community health workers.
Data for Decision Making: HIFA Online Discussion
September 2015, HIFA Forum
mPowering, the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign, and Healthcare Information for All (HIFA) are hosting an online discussion on the critical need for data on the number, availability, and locations of frontline health workers, particularly community health workers (CHWs). Join us to share your ideas and perspective on the questions discussed in the Data for Decision Making series on our blog.
Join the conversation:
- Sign up for HIFA’s email forum here: http://www.hifa2015.org/joinhifa/
- Review the previous questions and interviews on our blog
- At the end of the day on September 1st , check your email for the discussion questions from HIFA
- Submit your responses via email and refer to the forum link for updated responses
Photo: © 2013 Sumon Yusuf, Courtesy of Photoshare
(Re)Building Health Systems in West Africa: What role for ICT and mobile technologies?
June 2015, Wilton Park
The Ebola epidemic has exposed the urgent need for strengthening health services and systems in West Africa. This forward-looking dialogue considered the healthcare systems in West Africa; and explored how ICT solutions created in response to the crisis can now be effectively integrated into systems that meet future health needs of populations over the coming decade and beyond. The meeting examined the role that mobile technology can play to help strengthen these systems and support frontline health workers as part of ongoing national and regional planning for post-Ebola health systems recovery.
Photo: EC/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie