World Health Worker Week: Highlights from Seed

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Africa Leads the Way: A Compact for a 21st Century Health Workforce

The African Union (AU), the Africa CDC, Seed Global Health (Seed), and Amref Health Africa, hosted an event at the Skoll World Forum to discuss the new AU Health Workforce Task Team established to meet the human resource needs of this moment. Framed as a compact, the African-led framework will harmonize governments and partners towards a single vision that is jointly executed, ensure the critical longer timelines required for results in this sector, and create accountability and results through alignment of vision, resources, and comprehensive, dedicated measurement that defines equity and progress.

WATCH: Africa Leads the Way: A Compact for a 21st Century Health Workforce
READ: The African Union Endorses Plan to Strengthen Healthcare Workforce in Wake of Covid Pandemic

Transforming Health Service Delivery Towards Universal Health Coverage

Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) hosted the country’s first National Health Summit to bring together health practitioners to identify challenges in and suggest solutions for transforming healthcare delivery towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). As part of the summit, Seed presented on human resources for health as the backbone for achieving UHC as well as results of a needs assessment we did, in collaboration with the Ministry, on midwifery clinical training in the country.

Learn more about our partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone and the MOHS to strengthen the country’s health system so that communities have access to high-quality care where and when they need it. 

Together for Emergency Care

The Emergency Care Society of Uganda held its second Emergency Care Conference to bring together health professionals, students, and other stakeholders to share insights into research, best practices, and experiences to strengthen emergency care. Seed presented on our work on emergency care education, practice, and policy in the country. In collaboration with our partners, the Government of Uganda, and the Ministry of Health, we are working to enable access to high-quality emergency care and maternal, newborn, and child health services that improve the well-being of those who seek them.

Learn more about our work in Uganda.

Strengthening Midwifery Education and Training

Over the past two decades, Zambia has made significant improvements in maternal health outcomes. However, maternal mortality remains high. Strengthening access to the whole continuum of maternity care will significantly reduce maternal deaths across the country. To help achieve this, the Lusaka College of Nursing and Midwifery and Seed formally launched our partnership to enhance midwifery education at the institution and increase the number of practice-ready midwife graduates who will deliver high-quality care to women and infants in Zambia.

READ: Lusaka College of Nursing and Midwifery and Seed Global Health Launch Midwifery Training Partnership
Learn more about our partnerships in Zambia to train health professionals who can provide comprehensive, continuous, high-quality care to people at all stages of life.


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