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Global Health Programme  

You are cordially invited to join the Public Webinar Organised by the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute: The Health Workforce: A Good Investment

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 | 12:00 – 13:00 CET

The High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth:

  • Investing in the health workforce in the context of the SDGs
  • Why is investing into the health workforce the right political choice?
  • How does investing in the health workforce contribute to the SDGs?
  • What needs to be changed to maximise future returns on investments? Who has to act?

The health sector is not only a key economic sector and job generator, but economic growth and development also depend on a healthy population. The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth recently published its first report outlining the importance of a global investment in the health workforce, and the social and economic benefits this will have in areas beyond just health. Gains can be made across several SDGs, but upholding rights, good governance, political commitments and inter-sectorial and multi-stakeholder cooperation are required.

The Global Health Centre invites you to join a webinar discussion with Dr Tana Wuliji to explore the implications of the Commission’s recommendations on our economies and to foster an understanding of the urgency to act.

Tana Wuliji, Technical Officer for Health Workforce, World Health Organization

Tana Wuliji is a health workforce specialist, researcher and policy advisor at the World Health Organization (WHO). She has led workforce studies and advised on health workforce planning and strategy implementation in 15 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Her current work supports the Joint Secretariat with the ILO and OECD for the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth. In 2015 she acted as the WHO focal point on health workforce for Ebola-affected countries. Tana directed the Health Workforce Development unit in a USAID program to improve the quality of care and strengthen health systems in 32 low and middle- income countries between 2010 and 2014. In 2005-2009, she established a new portfolio on workforce and education at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). She received her PhD from the University of London and a BPharm from the University of Otago.

Please join us for this discussion with Tana and ask your questions! In order to receive the login details, please register here, free of charge. The webinar is supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. For more information, please visit the event website or contact


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