- PRIORITY ACTIVITIES (PA)
Activity 1 Title: Technical support to HW policy development
Description: support of health workforce planning, policy development and implementation. and evaluation of the performance of the health workforce in Portuguese-speaking African countries and in the WHO/Europe Region. This work will contribute to the strengthening of policy and planning agencies and of human resources for health observatories where they exist.
PA1.a) Round table on health workforce planning during the 5th National Congress of Tropical Medicine (5º CNMT) – Paulo Ferrinho & Mohsin Sidat
Rapporteur: Ana Sottomayor
PA1.b) Round table on health sector regulation (including workforce regulation) during the 5º CNMT – Jorge Simões
PA1.c) Round table on ICT/Telemedicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: HRH Issues – Luís Lapão
PA1.d) Round table on public health workforce during the 5º CNMT – Inês Fronteira
PA1.e) Support to HR planning in Guinea-Bissau (project in process of negotiation with the European Commission) – Paulo Ferrinho
Activity 2 Title: Training of trainers (ToT) in health workforce policy, planning and management
Description: The WHO CC will use its portfolio of training material to contribute to building the competencies of HRH policy-makers, planners and managers in the target countries. These programs will support future national trainers in the preparation of national training and capacity building activities on policy, planning and management topics. Trainers may be from academic institutions or from national human resources for health observatories where they exist.
PA2.a) Development of a prototype curriculum and training materials for HRH leadership and management courses – in process of negotiation with WHO-Geneva – Paulo Ferrinho
PA2.b) Round table on training a competent and resilient workforce during the 5º CNMT – Gilles Dussault
PA2.c) Training on Telemedicine/ICT (to improve HRH performance) in CPLP (under the CPLP Technical Group on Telemedicine) – Luís Lapão
PA2.d) Public Health Information Capacity Strengthening (under INFACT) and future bridge to CPLP member states – Luís Lapão
PA2.e) Collaboration with WHO’s taskforce on Capacity building for digital health education and training of health workers – Luís Lapão
PA.2f) Training of pharmacists in Lusophone countries – review paper – Luzia Gonçalves
Activity 3 Title: Research on Health Workforce policies primarily in the Portuguese-speaking African Countries and Timor-Leste (PALOPs-TL) and in countries of the WHO/Europe Region.
Description: Research will be conducted in collaboration with national institutions and HRH observatories on the effectiveness of current health workforce policies and on how it can be improved by removing the bottlenecks constraining the performance of health workers. Topics already identified include the assessment of the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality (AAAQ) of health workers, the assessment of the performance of HRH units at national level, the impact of dual employment, the utilization of research evidence in policy development, and the potentialities of the use of telemedicine, internet and mobile devices on the performance of health workers. The results will be translated into policy advice on how to better plan and regulate the development of the health workforce.
Research projects – ongoing or submitted:
PA3.a) Partnership development in capacity building partnerships with Angola and Mozambique (ongoing) – Isabel Craveiro
PA3.b) Partnership development in capacity building partnerships with Cabo Verde, and São Tomé and Principe (submitted) – Isabel Craveiro
PA3.c) Fair partnerships – twining project (submitted) – Isabel Craveiro
Update review papers on:
PA3.d) dual practice- Paulo Ferrinho
PA3.e) workforce maldistribution- Gilles Dussault
PA3.f) coping strategies – Paulo Ferrinho
Thesis work on:
Collaboration within the SEPEN http://healthworkforce.eu/ (Joint Action of the European Union on Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting (coordinated by Hungary’s Semmelweiss CC) network: Luís Lapão, Gilles Dussault.
PA3.g) physician substitutes for MCH in Mozambique – Alexandre Manguele, Paulo Ferrinho
PA3.h) attraction and retention of health personnel to rural and remote areas of Cabinda, Angola – Damas Macaia, Luís Lapão
PA3.i) worforce responses in fragile states (Guinea-Bissau) – Cátia Sá Guerreiro, Paulo Ferrinho
PA3.j) medical education in Brazil – Maria Alice Barbosa Fortunato, Paulo Ferrinho
PA3.k) public health workforce in Cape Verde – Maria da Luz Lima Barbosa, Paulo Ferrinho
PA3.l) private medical faculties in Brazil and India – a comparison – Amanda Fehn, Luís Lapão
PA3.m) healthcare Assistants in Portugal and Europe – André Beja, Paulo Ferrinho
PA3. n) public health workforce: policy issues and requirements for effective stewardship and leadership of health systems– Giorgio Cometto, Gilles Dussault
- COLLABORATION WITH WHO (C)
C1.a) Contribute to the deepening of labour relations and the sharing of experiences within the network of Collaborating Centres, by sharing information, expertise and work plans, in the sense of building a common agenda – ….
C1.b) Give inputs to the WHO Global Code of Practice on international Recruitment of Health – …
C1.c) Contribute to personnel monitoring and review activities that are under way and to the elaboration of the 1st State of the World’s Nursing Report – André Beja.
C1.d) Development of a prototype curriculum and training materials for HRH leadership and management courses – in process of negotiation with WHO-Geneva (activity 2.a)).
C1.e) Meeting of WHO CCs on Nursing and Midwifery and Human Resources for Health – 5th February 2019 – UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark – André Beja.
Collaborations with WHO’s taskforces on:
C1.f) Capacity building for digital health education and training of health workers – Luís Lapão
C1.g) Participation in working group on Health Labour market analysis (WHO/HQ), Gilles Dussault
C1.h) Collaboration with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies in the publication of a book on skills-mix changes experiences, Gilles Dussault
- INTERACTIONS OR COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER WHO COLLABORATING CENTRES (I)
The key partner collaborating centres are in Brazil, Hungary and South Africa, involved in activity PA2.a).
I1a.) Collaboration within the SEPEN http://healthworkforce.eu/ (Joint Action of the European Union on Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting (coordinated by Hungary’s Semmelweiss CC) network: Luís Lapão, Gilles Dussault.
Following the Meeting of WHO CCs on Nursing and Midwifery and Human Resources for Health – on the 5th February 2019 in Denmark, it was decided to:
- b) promote closer links between different European CC by sharing information and expertise and demonstrating readiness to develop joint projects – all.
- c) collaborate with other CCs and professional associations, in the activities of the Nursing Now campaign in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries – …
- TECHNICAL, PROGRAMMATIC, ADVISORY OR OTHER SUPPORT REQUESTED FROM WHO
Meeting of WHO CCs on Nursing and Midwifery and Human Resources for Health – 5th February 2019 – UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark – André Beja.
- SITE DEVELOPMENT
The CC site will be developed to reflect the past, current and future activities.
Site development team includes: Paulo Ferrinho, Luís Lapão, Ana Abecasis, André Beja e Duarte Vital Brito
- MEMBERS AND THEIR SPECIFIC INTERESTS
Ana Abecasis – medical training, evidence and policy development, dual practice
Ana Sottomayor – workforce planning, partnerships
André Beja: nursing workforce development, nursing assistants
António Pedro Delgado – medical education, HRH planning, partnerships
Gilles Dussault: health workforce policies
Isabel Craveiro – the HR element in partnership development, coping strategies, evidence-basis of HR policy development
Joana Vidal Castro – workforce maldistribution
Luís Lapão – ICT, work organization
Luzia Gonçalves – HRH and social conflicts, surveys of professional training
Paulo Ferrinho – HRH planning, dual practice, coping strategies, professional training
Pedro Pinto Leite – training of public health specialists
Thierry Mertens – transformation of medical education, patterns of medical practice
- EXPAND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CC
Angola : Mario Fresta
Cabo Verde – António Pedro Delgado
Mozambique – Mohsin Sidat
São Tomé and Prince –
Timor Leste –
 Each round table will be associated with the production of a paper for publication