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Side Event on Education Sep 24th: UN High Level Meeting on Universal health Coverage

August 26, 2019
julian fisher
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Transforming Health Workforce Education: Increasing Health Equity to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

September 24, 2019 10:30-12:30 pm


The United Nations High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage takes place on Sept 23rd during the 74th General Assembly. In recent years, global governance efforts and reports and World Health Assemblies have called for increasing social accountability in the education of health professional to better respond to population needs. Much remains to be done. This event brings together educators, thought leaders, policymakers and funders to discuss why transformative health workforce education and evaluation of the workforce data on production, employment and retention are vital to UHC.

Participants will discuss key issues and emerging evidence pertinent to the return-on-investments of socially accountable health workforce education and identify next steps to mobilize action.


Welcome & Opening comments

Panel 1: Bridging the classroom–to clinical practice divide: who, what, where, how?

Panel 2: Delivering results: fostering more impact-oriented education
Q & A [to all panelists from on-site and web-based participants]

Next steps & call to ACTION


Speakers & panelists include: Jim Campbell, Director of the World Health Organization’s Health Workforce Department , Kelly Saldana, Director, Office of Health Systems USAID Bureau for Global Health, Erica Burton, Senior Analyst, International Council of Nurses, Paul Worley, Rural Commissioner of Australia (TBC), Pasqualito Concepcion, Ateneo de Zamboanga School of Medicine, Geneviève Moineau, President and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, Vanessa Kerry, CEO of Seed Global Health and Björg Pálsdóttir, CEO of THEnet.

The event will be webcast. Details to follow.

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