26 Jun Recap of Voices from the Field 2019: The Role of Human Resources for Health in Optimizing Health Systems
“Let’s make public health sexy again!” HRH2030 Philippines Project Director Dr. Marilyn Lorenzo brought laughs to the room on June 13, as we hosted our second annual “Voices from the Field” event at Chemonics headquarters in Washington, DC. Our focus for this external event was to highlight how we are partnering with USAID to implement HRH2030 activities in countries to build high-performing health systems that are accessible, accountable, affordable, and reliable. The provision of health services to meet these “three A’s and an R” is contingent on having a strong fit-for-purpose, fit-to-practice health workforce.
Seven leaders from HRH2030 activities in Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia, Malawi, Mali, the Philippines, and Senegal shared their experiences. Our speakers also addressed how improved health systems positively impact global health outcomes in maternal and child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and infectious diseases. More than 50 people attended this event, including implementing partners from other global health programs, donors, and others, and the morning concluded with a lively Q&A session. Find our event program here and check out this photo album from the event.
Illustrations of our “Voices from the Field” event by artist Tobey Busch (click each image for a full-resolution pdf):
Photo: Country leaders from HRH2030 activities pose for a photograph after their June 2019 gathering. Credit: HRH2030.