Some recent developments in achieving value for money in health in Africa to read about on the Global Health Workforce Alliance website.
Led by Lord Nigel Crisp, ( member of the House of Lords UK and champion of the Alliance ), the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and Africa launched a new report on the changing roles and skill mix of health workers, ” All the Talents ” on 11 July 2012. The report looks at how innovations in the skill mix of health workers can improve the quality and availability of health services and reduce costs.
From July 4th-5th the Harmonisation for Health in Africa ( HHA ) organised a Conference in Tunis of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Health on the theme of achieving greater value for money in health. Given that Human resources for Health ( HRH ) constitutes the single largest component of the health budget the GHW Alliance prepared a topic brief on HRH financing to feed into conference deliberations and the governance framework.
Nigel Palmer Phi