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PAHO and IADB Meet to Strengthen Human Resources for Health in the Americas

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
PAHO and IADB Explore Opportunities for Strengthening the Health Workforce in the Americas – PAHO/WHO

In March 2024, a meeting was held in Washington D.C. between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to discuss potential areas of cooperation focused on enhancing human resources for health (HRH) in the Region of the Americas. The objective of the meeting was to share ideas based on the cooperation priorities of both institutions in this area and to identify potential areas for collaboration.

Sebastian Bauhhoff, the Principal Health Economist of the IADB’s Social Sector Unit, presented an overview of HRH projects led by the Bank on issues related to training and competency, professional trajectories and workplace, recruitment, retention, and improving productivity of HRH. He also discussed technical cooperation with PAHO on supporting countries in their HRH planning using tools such as health labor market analysis and identifying necessary competencies for health professionals to address emergencies and climate change impacts.

Benjamin Puertas, PAHO’s Unit Chief of Human Resources for Health, introduced PAHO’s Health Workforce Policy 2030 which aims to strengthen human resources for health to achieve resilient health systems. He also highlighted PAHO’s priority areas of work such as HRH information systems, migration and mobility, interprofessional teams, transformation of education in healthcare professionals and expanding roles for nurses.

Both PAHO and IADB expressed a strong interest in establishing a more concrete collaboration and engaging in detailed regional political dialogue with countries in the Americas to strengthen HRH capacity and effectiveness. This collaboration aims to support countries in developing policies that will enhance their capacity to respond effectively to global challenges such as emergencies, climate change impacts and promote better health outcomes for all populations in Latin America.

By Samantha Jones

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