Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Summary: Call for participants for the 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

Place: Dublin, Ireland

Date: November 13th – 17th 2017

Application Deadline: Friday 25th August 2017 23:59 GMT



Dear Global Health Enthusiasts,

This is to announce that the World Health Organization is extending the deadline for Early Bird Registration for the4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health which will happen on November 13th – 17th in Dublin, Ireland. IFMSA is already involved in the organization of a Youth Forum at this event, and you can find the preliminary agenda of the Youth Forum here:

What is the Global Forum on Human Resources for Health?

To date, three global forums on human resources for health were convened setting the foundation for important developments in the health workforce agenda. The First Global Forum (Uganda, 2008) resulted in the development of a global roadmap for HRH development and originated the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (the Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action); the Second Global Forum (Thailand, 2011) called for increased investments, sustained leadership and adoption of effective policies on HRH; and the Third Global Forum (Brazil, 2013) concluded with the Recife Political Declaration on HRH: renewed commitments towards universal health coverage.

The 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 13-17 November 2017. The forum, co-hosted by Trinity College, Dublin, Irish Aid, Department of Health, Ireland, Health Services Executive, World Health Organization and Global Health Workforce Network, will bring together a multisectoral group of actors, across the education, finance, health and labour sectors, as well as multilateral and bilateral agencies, academic institutions, health professional associations and civil society.

Participation at the Forum will be by subscription, with a number of sponsored places for participants from the Global South and subsidized rates for medical students and junior doctors. There will be approximately 700-800 participants for this year.

In order to register for the Global Forum, go here: In order to register for the Youth Forum, please follow the registration process detailed here:

Do not hesitate to email me or Batool ( if you have any questions!

Best regards,

Amine Lotfi,Аав┬аLiaison Officer to the World Health Organization.

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