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Next week begins the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, neither health nor health workers are in the spotlight this year, a disappointment after last year’s adoption of the political declaration on Universal Health Coverage. Fortunately, those...

Eight months ago, I sat down to write the January edition of this monthly Director’s Digest in my usual optimistic state of mind, writing that while “it’s easy to be a pessimist when one thinks about the scale of problems we’re grappling with around...

A week ago, the HRH2030 project team celebrated the culmination of a six-month campaign to promote the resiliency of the health workforce. We began with an initial idea: to launch a prize modeled after USAID’s Inclusive Health Access Prize. We changed the focus on...

The topic of health worker resiliency is still in the headlines, and I expect it will continue to be, as the global health workforce continues to grapple with COVID-19. A new report from the United Nations last month put the focus on mental health,...

We are living through a pandemic of the likes we’ve never seen before, and the world is struggling to find a way forward that promises solutions. But with no immediate solutions in sight, those of us who are not health workers have to take...

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, the commitment that emerged from the Fourth World Conference for Women in 1995, which still serves today as a milestone in the quest to advance women’s rights. And as we gear up for International...

Today, it’s well-acknowledged that health system resiliency needs to be fostered continuously, so that systems can better withstand shocks as they occur. Our HRH2030 team believes that health workers themselves—and those closest to supporting and managing them—have the best ideas about how to foster...