5th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health Concluded
5th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health Concluded5/4/2023
The Fifth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, which the Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Health (MOH), participated in, concluded today (Wednesday) in Geneva.
H.E. Dr. Fatima Bint Muhammad Al-Ajmi, MOH Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial, and Planning Affairs, headed the Sultanate's delegation participating in the Forum.
The Global Forum came this year under the theme: Protecting, safeguarding, and investing in the health and care workforce.
As a member state of the WHO, Oman participated in the global Forum in two sessions: lessons learned from COVID-19 and workforce development in the Future, presented by H.E. Dr. Fatima Bint Muhammad Al-Ajmi, MOH Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial and Planning Affairs and the other session was about health workforce investment.
The 5th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health gathered a range of actors, including high-impact decision-makers, across education, finance, gender, health, labour/employment, and migration sectors are participating in the Forum.
The last day of the Forum highlighted the Health Workforce Investment. Oman touched upon the investment in the health field and plans compatible with Oman Vision 2040, which paved the way towards more effective strategies in sustainable health funding to meet the increasing demands for healthcare services.
Furthermore, Oman reviewed the MOH's experience establishing an investment health laboratory by involving various stockholders nationally and globally.
The Forum addressed updates on progress in implementing the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, shared evidence and experiences on workforce development, and opportunities for a post-COVID-19 era that will inform the implementation of the Working for Health 2022-2030 Action Plan. The Forum examined the required policy solutions, investments, and multi-sectoral partnerships to address health and care workforce challenges and advance health.