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Scaling up the community-based health workforce for emergencies

Source(s):  Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
CARE International UK
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
International Medical Corps (IMC)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Médecins du Monde/Doctors of the World International Network (MdM/DOW)
Medical Emergency Relief International (MERLIN)
Save the Children International (SCI)
United Nations Children's Fund - Panama (UNICEF)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
World Health Organization (WHO)

This joint statement by the Global Health Workforce Alliance outlines the pivotal role of the community based health workforce in building resilience to disasters, and advocates the scaling-up, training and involvement of community health workers and reinforcing the community-based health workforce. In addition, the joint statement provides a range of concrete country examples of community-based health workforce in action.

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  • Scaling up the community-based health workforce for emergencies
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 7 p.

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