17 Oct USAID HRH2030 Supports Transition Planning of Global Fund Supported Tuberculosis Health Workers
Global Fund Tuberculosis (TB) grants, including support in filling key gaps in human resources, have played a major role in contributing to the Philippine’s ambitious TB goals. The USAID HRH2030 program has been working to assist the Department of Health (DOH) and National TB Control Program (NTP) to better understand and analyze the human resources for health (HRH) investments supported through the Global Fund grant. The activity prepared a detailed inventory of 775 Global Fund-supported TB health workers and analyzed the data to develop an HRH Sustainability Roadmap consisting of transition and costing scenarios for the DOH and Global Fund to consider. Coinciding with the Joint Program Review for the NTP, USAID HRH2030 presented the findings on October 15, 2019 to high-level officials from USAID, The Global Fund, DOH, and other stakeholders such as Department of Budget and Management and National Economic and Development Authority. The findings are particularly significant as the Global Fund is expected to gradually end its country assistance of directly supplying TB health workers over the next couple of years. The Sustainability Roadmap and stakeholder discussions provided a collective understanding and voice on what is needed for sustained transition of these health workers to the government and their critical role in the fight to end TB in the Philippines.
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Photo: USAID Office of Health Director Bryn Sakagawa provides welcome remarks during the sustainable roadmap activity for the transition of Global Fund supported human resources for health for TB services in the Philippines. Credit: Alan Blue Motus, HRH2030.