AIDS 2012: Healthcare Workforce: Who Cares and Where?

AIDS 2012: Healthcare Workforce: Who Cares and Where?

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Shortages in qualified and available HIV healthcare personnel exist globally and are especially acute in Africa. The healthcare workforce must be built up and sustained by governments and health institutions at all levels especially in high-impact places to assure the short and long-term health of all people living with HIV. Through innovative capacity building and educational approaches, the healthcare workforce is being expanded by governmental, professional, educational, and community institutions to create and train healthcare workers to meet the present and future needs of people living with HIV and AIDS. This session will present issues in the workforce crisis and highlight strategies being implemented to improve the numbers and quality of the HIV healthcare workforce.


The HIV Healthcare Workforce Crisis: An International Perspective on Human Resource Gaps and Needs For HIV Care

  • Dr. Mubashar Sheikh, Switzerland

Strengthening the Global HIV Healthcare Workforce:  PEPFAR Goals, Funds and Strategies for Filling Human Resource Gaps for HIV Care

  • Eric Goosby, United States

Transforming the Healthcare Workforce at the Country-Level: Creating and Implementing Interdisciplinary and Cross-Sector Strategies to Build Up a Country’s HIV Healthcare Workforce

  • Dr. Anne Phoya, Malawi

Transforming and Expanding Careers at The Grassroots:  A Model for Enhancing the Numbers and Roles of Community-Level Caregivers

  • Florence Enyogu, Uganda 

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Event Date

Jul 24, 2012

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