Disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and political instability are episodic, complex problems that can impact a health system. Other challenges are chronic issues, such as recurring supply stock outs, lack of electricity or water, difficult geographies, and poorly staffed facilities. Health workers—the backbone of the health system—often show remarkable ingenuity and innovation when dealing with these issues so that they can provide the health services their communities need.
Recognizing this health worker adaptability and resourcefulness, we launched a Health Workforce Resilience Prize in February, 2020 to identify successful solutions that underscore the resilience of the human resources for health workforce! Applications were accepted between February 24 and April 15, 2020.
Stay tuned! We will identify finalists in May and announce the prize winner(s) on June 24. $50,000 in prize money will be awarded to up to three winners from low-or-middle-income countries that have designed or developed a tool, method, or approach to improve or enhance health worker resiliency.
Winners will be showcased on this website and through our social media platforms, as well as on USAID’s website and other external outlets.
On February 19, 2020, we hosted a webinar about the Health Workforce Resilience Prize. This webinar featured a description of the prize and the application process, and included a question and answer session. Watch it below:
HRH2030 Health Workforce Resilience Prize Webinar from HRH2030 Program on Vimeo.