IHF at WHO workshop: Caring for those who care

Date:  29 November 2023

IHF at WHO workshop: Caring for those who care

At the WHO headquarters in Geneva on 20 November, the IHF participated in a workshop with key partners and stakeholders, discussing policymaking to safuguard the health, safety, and wellbeing of the global healthcare workforce.

The protection of health and safety of health workers should be part of the core business of the health sector. A sustainable health sector with sustainable hospitals is essential to safeguarding the health safety and wellbeing of health workers.  

During the workshop, national policies from various countries were presented (UK, Togo, Tanzania, Brazil, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Oman, and South Africa). The IHF, together with other non-governmental organizations, gave a presentation about how workforce issues are addressed is various work programmes and initiatives. At the IHF, these include:

  • AHA Excellence Award for Healthcare Workers’ Wellbeing
  • implementation of workforce retention strategies in the Global Healthcare Leadership Competency Model
  • the involvement of health professionals in the discussion on sustainable hospitals.

News & insights

Look into our latest...

Navigating AI

On 18 June 2024 the Big Data Special Interest Group, led by SIG sponsor Vizient, hosted its latest meeting on...

International hospital collaboration (IHC): how can we promote ethical and responsible partnerships?

Since the 1970s, hospital community practices have undergone profound changes due to evolving public health issues such as epidemiological transitions...

IHF members at the WHA: Strengthening global connections in Geneva

In May 2024, the 77th World Health Assembly brought together global health leaders. As a non-state actor in official relation...

Key sessions at the 77th World Health Assembly

In May 2024, the world tuned in to the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA) themed “All for Health, Health for...