Successful advocacy often happens when the same issue can be raised at different levels of decision making. Recently, I was in Bangladesh and spent time with VSO partner the Health Rights Movement Bangladesh (HRMB). I was able to see an example of this joined up work at different levels.
At… Read more »
Valuing Health Workers is a VSO-led advocacy initiative. Here in Cambodia, we have been talking to health workers about what they enjoy about their job and about the challenges they face. It’s often said that health staff in Cambodia are ‘de-motivated’ – evident in work absenteeism and a lack of quality… Read more »
VSO partners and volunteers in the health field have for years been emphasising that a key impediment to improved health services has been a lack of trained health workers in developing countries. So in our international advocacy work, VSO has emphasised the importance of health workers as the key enablers of health policy. We’ve taken… Read more »
To coincide with VSO taking part in the WHO Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health we have produced the following reports:
A report that addresses the bad press received by Ugandan health workers and works with the health workers themselves to explore… Read more »
Part of my job is to support VSO volunteers doing participatory advocacy research into health workers issues in Cambodia, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Uganda for our Valuing Health Workers campaign. We hope the research will inform national policy dialogue and international level policy debates about… Read more »