Casa do Regalo
«In my own personal view, four overarching but long overdue issues deserve immediate attention and call for strong extra action by the international community.
First, keeping the fight against TB high on the global agenda, particularly in light of the emerging of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB, which poses a new major public health threat and requires urgent action.
Secondly, improving coordination in the fight against AIDS and TB.
Third, Africa . Africa must be top priority and put at the highest spot on the international agenda – it is not acceptable that it should remain a continent at risk. Sub-Saharan Africa faces the greatest health challenges, with 11% of the world’s population and 24% of the global burden of TB disease, yet only 3% of the world’s health workers.
Fourth, strengthening health systems – promoting a global plan to strengthen health systems is a key issue in achieving most of the health related MDGs.»
Global Responsibilities in Investing
in Health Workforce for Sustainable Health Systems
by Jorge Sampaio
JORGE SAMPAIO, UN SPECIAL ENVOY VISITING AFRICA, CHALLENGING COUNTRIES TO TACKLE TUBERCULOSIS (Dec. 2009)
The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy to Stop Tuberculosis (TB) is visiting two African countries in a bold initiative to fight the spread of one of the biggest killer diseases on the continent. The mission is organized by the Stop TB Partnership in close collaboration with UNAIDS.
[video from kaisernetwork.org]
Global Responsibilities in Investing in the Health Workforce
(2006/1/11; Paris, France)