Revolutionizing Healthcare in the Americas: A Meeting to Strengthen Human Resources for Health

By Eleanor Harrison Mar25,2024
Strengthening the Health Workforce in the Americas: PAHO and IADB Partnership Discussions – PAHO/WHO

On March 20, 2024, in Washington D.C., the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) discussed potential areas of cooperation aimed at enhancing human resources for health (HRH) in the Region of the Americas. The goal of the meeting was to share ideas based on the institutions’ priorities in this area and identify possibilities for collaboration.

During the session, Benjamin Puertas, PAHO’s Unit Chief of Human Resources for Health, presented the Health Workforce Policy 2030: strengthening human resources for health to achieve resilient health systems (CD60/6), highlighting PAHO’s key areas of work, including HRH information systems, HRH migration and mobility, interprofessional teams, transformation of health professionals’ education, and the strengthening and expansion of the roles of nurses.

Sebastian Bauhhoff, Principal Health Economist of the IADB Social Sector Unit, discussed the bank’s main focuses and HRH projects related to training and competency, professional trajectories and workplace, recruitment, retention, and improving HRH productivity. The meeting explored technical cooperation topics such as assisting countries in HRH planning through tools like health labor market analysis

By Eleanor Harrison

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