The Network TUFH-WHO collaboration
Henry Campos (Secretary General) and Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde (Vice Secretary General)
The Network TUFH.
The Network TUFH is a network of networks that includes individuals, institutions and organizations committed to improving the health of the people and their communities. In Line with this we work closely with the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Board of Directors recently had a meeting with Ibadat Dhillon, a liaison officer for the Education Hub at WHO to discuss how this collaboration could be improved and to learn more about the Global Health Force Network work. Ibadat Dhillon is currently serving as a technical officer with the World Health Organization’s Health Workforce Department. He has previously served as a health sector advisor for the Danish Government; the Irish Government; and the United States government. He has additionally worked with the Aspen Institute, where his work contributed to the development and adoption of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. Ibadat Dhillon has graduate level training in international law and public health. Here are the four main points discussed.
Dhilion informed the BOD that WHO through the Global Health Force Network aims at broadening its engagement with civil society, academia, private institutions and look at the challenges in the health workforce. Especially in the supply and need for health workers. This is in line with the work of the Network TUFH.
The idea for education hubs is to produce concrete global public goods that could help support the policy makers to better align the training/education for healthcare workers to population needs.
One of the things they are working on is a global competency framework for universal health coverage. The intention is not to break down the competencies by occupation or programs but to have a broad competency framework for health professionals.
The Network: TUFH was represented by Dr. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde at the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin, Ireland, 13-17 November 2017. She made a presentation on the topic “Making Partnerships work for Workforce 2030”. It is hoped that the Global competency framework background paper will stimulate and engage more participants at the forum to help WHO come up with a final framework. The leadership of the Network: TUFH is committed to working with WHO not only on this background paper but also on other areas of common interest.
As secretary general of the Network, “ I am very committed to putting forward this strategic alliance with WHO” , Henry Campos