Prioritising Workforce for Comprehensive Primary Health Care
About the webinar
A multidisciplinary primary health care workforce is crucial for achieving comprehensive primary health care and ultimately universal health care. It is essential to build a health workforce that is adaptive and aligned with community health needs driven by rapid changes in demographics, epidemiology, economics, social, and political conditions.
The webinar presents our findings from India, Mexico, and Uganda:
- How does the health workforce deliver comprehensive primary health care (CPHC) in the world's three most populated countries?
- What are the enablers, barriers, and potential solutions to strengthening the health workforce to deliver CPHC?
About the series
In the recent past, several countries have joined the clarion call to strengthen universal health coverage and access through the lens of CPHC. The series deliberates on the three critical aspects of CPHC – service delivery models, workforce management, and performance measurement and shares thought-provoking insights from the results of research studies in South Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.
Dr Ileana Beatriz Heredia-Pi, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
Ileana currently works at the Centre for Health Systems Research, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico and member of the National System of Researchers (Level II) of the Science and Technology Council of Mexico. She is passionate about maternal and adolescent health care. She is deeply passionate about strengthening community health workforce. She brings on-board deep experience of working in the primary health care setting in Mexico.
Dr Innocent Besigye, Makerere University, Uganda
Innocent is a primary health care practitioner and researcher from Uganda. He is pursuing his PhD from the University of Makarere, Uganda. He also serves on the executive committee of Primafamed, the family medicine training network in Africa and is linked to the Besrour Forum. He is co-editor of the African Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care. He has deep interest and expertise in primary health care workforce related issues.
Dr Renu John, The George Institute for Global Health, India
Renu is a Dentist by training with a Master's in Public Health Degree. As a Research Fellow at The George Institute, she has contributed and led several studies that explore and mitigate health systems gaps. She is immensely passionate about providing pragmatic solutions for challenges faced by the community health workers through the application of internet of things and digital health solutions. She brings on board deep insights from her field work in rural India.
Dr Víctor Hugo Borja Aburto, Head of Primary Health Care and Medical Director of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, Mexico
Victor is a Medical Doctor and Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Public Health Public. He has been Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health of Mexico, Director of the National Center for Environmental Health of the Ministry of Health, Coordinator of Epidemiological Surveillance, Head of Primary Health Care and Medical Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico and of the National Council of Public Health. He has published 135 scientific articles and book chapters in national and international journals. He is currently involved in the transformation of the health care model in Mexico.