New Regional Advisors Will Guide Frontline Health Workers Coalition ’s Policy and Advocacy Work

July 02, 2021This week the Frontline Health Workers Coalition welcomed four new regional advisors from low- and middle-income countries to its steering committee, where they will help guide the coalition’s health workforce policy and advocacy work over the next year. IntraHealth International serves as the secretariat for the coalition.“We are working to address longstandingpower imbalances in the global health arena, and reflecting on ways to more comprehensively address health workforce needs,” says David Bryden, director of the Coalition.“We do not simply want to speak on behalf of health workers but rather bring them into the decision-making process, and I am very excited about this change.”Since 2012, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition has advocated for greater US and global investment in frontline health workers, especially in low- and middle-income countries with the least access. A core policy goal for the Frontline Health Workers Coalition has been to involve frontline health workers in global and US global health policy discourse, including as speakers at events and international campaigns. They are going to make the coalition a more powerful, effective advocate for health workers and their communities." I'm so happy to welcome these four outstanding new advisors to the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, " saysPolly Dunford, president and CEO of IntraHealth. " Their combined expertise and vast knowledge of the i...
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