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Mr. Peter Hornby passed away


Very sadly the HRH editors inform that Mr. Peter Hornby passed away in Jakarta last 3 June, two days after suffering a severe stroke from which he did not recover.

Peter Hornby was in Indonesia to develop a cooperation project between two universities in the U.K. and Indonesia, a country where he has worked many years ago and that he loved.

All who had the privilege to work with Peter will remember him as a dedicated professional to the cause of improving Human Resource for Health Development but also a person with a lot of humour and wisdom.

On behalf of the HRH journal team we would like to express our condolences to his wife, family and friends.

May Peter rest in peace.

2010 International Conference on Research in Human Resources for Health

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The WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre for Health Workforce Information and Planning at the Social Medicine Institute, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the World Health Organization/PanAmerican Health Organization are promoting the 2010 International Conference on Research in Human Resources for Health.

The International Conference will be held at Hotel Sheraton, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 9 to 11 June 2010, supported by national and international institutions, lead by Prof. Celia Pierantoni, member of HRH journal Editorial Board. Dr. Francisco Campos, Secretary of Human Resources for Health – SGTES of the  Ministry of Health, Brazil will open the conference talking about the "Health Research in Brazil and the World.

Although attendance is only by invitation, anyone interested can participate via internet as the conference will be broadcasted online in real …

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Global Health Leadership Forum 2010-2011


An innovative program for senior health executives focusing on health policy and management issues of global importance. The program takes place in two intensive sessions in Berkeley and Barcelona. Participants will develop a work-related project mentored by expert faculty advisors during the interim between sessions.

Barcelona Session
July 18-23, 2010
Barcelona GSE and CRES
Barcelona, Catalonia – SPAIN

Berkeley Session
April 9-13, 2011 with optional extended Study Tour at Kaiser Permanente through April 15.
UC Berkeley School of Public Health

The seventh edition of the Global Health Leadership Forum is a joint initiative of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics together with the UPF Center for Research in Health and Economics (CRES).

Applications:     …

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“Health workers for all and all for health workers” – GHWA declaration, Kampala day 3


The particpants present at the First Global Forum on Human Resources for Health reached agreement on an historic joint declaration today, 4 March 2008. The declaration called on all responsible parties to make a firm commitment to resolving the health workforce crisis as soon as possible, and to turn recent advocacy success and political progress on the matter to concrete action.

Here is the full text of the declaration:

Health Workers for All and All for Health Workers

Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action


We, the participants at the first Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in

Kampala, 2-7 March 2008, and representing a diverse group of governments,

multilateral, bilateral and academic institutions, civil society, the private sector, …

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“The time for action is now.” – Update from the Kampala Forum, day 1


"The time for action is now". At the opening of the First Global Forum on Human Resources for Health yesterday evening, this was the phrase on everybody’s lips.

The urgency of the need for mobilisation was emphasised by all panelists at the opening press conference of the uprecedented Forum, which represents the culmination of a growing international advocacy effort to raise awareness and inspire leadership at the highest levels to address the global health workforce crisis. 

The panel, which included GHWA executive director, Dr Francis Omaswa, the forum Chair, Prof Lincoln Chen and Ugandan Minister of Health, Dr Stephen Malinga, expressed the desire and determination that the conference will constitute a historic turning point when consensus turns to action. "I hope we as participants…will be able to look back and say: ‘I was there’", said Prof …

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HRH Journal at the First-ever Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (2-7 March 2008)

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The first ever Global Forum on Human Resources for Health will be convened by the Global Health workforce Alliance in Kampala, Uganda (GHWA –, from March 2-7, 2008.


The Forum will be attended by up to 1000 participants, including government leaders, eminent health, development, civil society, academic and health professional leaders from around the world and will provide an extraordinary platform for sharing and exploring solutions, consensus and capacity building, further galvanizing a global movement that is emerging as a response to the increasingly pertinent human resources for health (HRH) crisis. 


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