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WHO III Global Forum on Human Resources
Two thousand attendees from 84 countries, most of them ministers of Health, their officers and NGO´s working for Public Health met in Recife, Brazil to discuss universal access to health care around the world. WASPaLM was represented by Director-at-Large Dr. Marilene Melo as well as the Brazilian Medical Association.
The main purpose of the Forum was international commitment to Universal Health Coverage: Strengthening Human Resources through a Vertical Program. Forty countries agreed to this proposal.
The Forum's several round tables focused on:
Dr. Marilene Melo and Mr. Mitsuhiro Ushio, Vice
Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan
- Matching health workforce production to population needs and expectations
- Social needs and the regulatory role of the State.
- Deployment, retention and management of the health care workforce
- Harnessing health workers voice, rights and responsibilities in moving towards UHC
Important Contacts for WASPaLM Members
Constituent societies of WASPaLM can benefit from the following contacts made through Dr. Marilene Melo while representing WASPaLM at the WHO III Global Forum on Human Resources:
Teena Kunjumen, WHO Geneve, manager of WISN
WISN is software for Workload Indicator of Staffing Need to measure the adequacy of taffing levels and number of staff avaiable to perform the many necessary tasks. WISN users form an on line community: http://mednet-communities.net/wisn. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Ok Pannenborg – WHO at email@example.com.
Dr. Pannenborg offered to WASPaLM the contact of Mirian Schreidman, Laboratories Team Manager from World Bank firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Health: the APFCB Congress in Bali, Indonesia
Drs. Lia G Partakusuma, Gamze Mocan Kuzey, Lai Meng Looi and Sema Zergeroglu captured their audiences with powerful presentations about Women's Health. Click HERE to read the full story.
2014 Gordon Signy Fellows Announced
Felipe D'Almeida Costa of Brazil and Henry Okuchukwu Ebili of Nigeria were selected for Gordon Signy Fellowships by the Regents and Trustees of the World Pathology Foundation. The Fellowship provides an award of US$5,000 for advanced study in
pathology outside the applicant's home country. This year there were
eight (8) highly qualified applicants that made the selection process
especially challenging. Dr. Costa plans to study neuropathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland (USA) while Dr. Ebili will study molecular neuropathology at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas (USA).
Update on Labs Are Vital
The LabsAreVital Consortium (ASCP - American Society for Clinical Pathology, IFCC - International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Lab Medicine, WASPaLM - World Association of Societies of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and IFBLS - International Federation for Biomedical and Laboratory Science drafted a Terms of Reference Document to govern the Consortium. Each of these Founding Members of the Consortium will appoint members to the Governing Board which will adopt the Terms of Reference and further the aims of the program in 2014.