High-level decision-makers, leaders, and investors representing a wide range of stakeholder groups are meeting this week to discuss ways to build the health workforce of the future at the 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. More than 1,000 delegates from around the world are expected to attend the Forum, which is the largest open conference on human resources for health-related issues.
The event comes at a time when the international community is trying to avert a potential shortfall of 18 million health workers and shape increasing demand for additional health and social workforce jobs.
Over the course of the event, these delegates will discuss issues such as health systems for the future, health workforce mobility, discrimination in healthcare settings, and approaches to education and training. Delegates will also discuss innovative approaches to advance the implementation of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, and the recommendations of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.
The Forum will conclude with the adoption of The Dublin Declaration, which, among other things, calls attention to the “escalating mismatch between the supply, demand, and need for health workers” and urges action on the issue.