Breaking Barriers: Health Workforce Policies for Pandemic Response and Preparedness

Frontline Health Workers Coalition

Past Event
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Frontline Health Workers Coalition






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Watch Part One of the event recording here, and Part Two here.

COVID-19 has upended health systems around the world. Now, more than 18 months into the pandemic, health leaders have a clearer perspective of what works and what doesn’t work in pandemic response and preparedness. Governments, ministries of health, and civil society organizations (CSOs) have identified innovative health workforce policies and practices to respond to COVID-19, distribute COVID-19 vaccinations, and continue delivery of essential health services. From Africa to Asia, there are valuable lessons to share about how a resilient and responsive global health workforce can bolster health systems to restore essential health services and improve pandemic preparedness.

Sponsored by the Frontline Health Workers Coalition and partners alongside the 76th UN General Assembly, this TWO-PART event will convene government leaders and CSO representatives to share their most effective policy wins—and losses—over the last year and a half.

PART ONE, on September 21, from 9:00 AM-10:15 AM EDT, will be a frank discussion with government leaders from different continents on how their health worker policies pivoted to respond to COVID-19 and what they would do differently in the event of a future health crises.

PART TWO, on September 28, from 9:00 AM-10:15 AM EDT, will feature CSO representatives, who will share their experiences working hand-in-hand with the government to pass and implement innovative health workforce policies.

We are planning to provide French and Spanish translation and will confirm soon. Recordings will be shared with all registrants following the events.

Our Partners for this Event:

Chemonics International

Act for Health Workers Campaign

Living Goods

Abt Associates

IntraHealth International

Global Health Council

Seed Global Health

Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, & Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)


Pathfinder International



Frontline Health Workers Coalition