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Public Event

Grappling With Health Worker Shortages

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The World Bank InfoShop and Human Development Network present
Grappling with Health Worker Shortages

Thursday, September 17, 2009
12:00pm--1:30pm

A light lunch will be served

at
World Bank I Building
Auditorium I1-200
1850 I Street, NW, Washington, DC

RSVP to infoshopevents@worldbank.org

An estimated shortage of over 4 million doctors, nurses and other health workers in developing countries acts as a major roadblock to economic and human development. Working in Health considers the fiscal issues in expanding the health workforce and the policy options available to governments. Through case studies in the Dominican Republic, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zambia, it also examines recruitment, promotion, and pay policies in the public sector and their important influence on health workforce performance.

CHAIR: Phil Hay 
Communications Advisor, Human Development Network, World Bank 

AUTHOR: Marko Vujicic 
Senior Economist, Human Development Network, World Bank 

PANELISTS: 
Joy Phumaphi 
Vice President and Head of Network, Human Development Network, World Bank 

Ruth Levine 
Vice President, Program & Operations, Center for Global Development 

Joan Holloway 
Senior Technical Advisor, Human Resources for Health, Office for U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

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