Global Action and Alignment to Support Health Workers
Health workers are the backbone of health systems everywhere. They are critical for global health security, emergency response, and providing access to essential health services in every community.
But to do their jobs effectively, health workers must be protected and supported.
Join us September 19 as we spark a global movement to better protect and support health workers everywhere. Sponsored by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and several of its members during the 77th United Nations General Assembly, this half-day event will bring together government leaders, donors, advocates, implementing organizations, and frontline health workers. Together we will act for greater alignment among national, regional, and global efforts to address health workforce concerns.
Coalition members and special guests will highlight new health workforce initiatives and funding mechanisms, and discuss how they can work in tandem to improve education, recruitment, pay, retention, protection, community engagement, career advancement, and gender equity. We’ll close with a reception at 4:00 pm where you can network, build new partnerships, and celebrate with us as we mark ten years of advocacy by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges for the global health workforce, including severe staffing shortages, safety risks, and a lack of fair and timely compensation. Despite the unprecedented spotlight the pandemic has shone on health workers, the need for continued collaboration and commitment to strengthening the global health workforce remains urgent. Join us as we find new ways to support and protect health workers, both during emergencies and every day.