Join our #HSRFCAS Twitter chat! Health workforce strengthening in fragile and conflict affected states
Open invitation to join a Tweet Chat at 16.00 GMT on Friday 6 February. We are particularly keen that those of you working on gender and health systems in post-conflict and fragile settings have your say.
“Filling the void: Health systems in fragile and conflict affected states” series was launched in Conflict and Health, in collaboration with the Thematic Working Group on Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict Affected States. Healthcare in fragile and conflict affected states remains critical and this series aims to provide evidence on health policies and programmes that work in fragile or conflict-affected situations. The series launched in November and has a growing range of articles touching on various aspects around health systems in fragile and conflict affected states.
In recognition of the ‘Filling the void’ series in @Conflict_Health we will be hosting a 1 hour Twitter-chat to discuss human resources for health – one of the key pillars of health systems – based on the following 4 papers of the series:
Questions for discussion during the Tweet chat are:
- Why is strengthening the health workforce so important in FCAS (fragile and conflict affected states)? #HSRFCAS
- What particular role is there for close-to-community workers e.g. community health workers #HSRFCAS
- What do we know about what needs to be done to strengthen the workforce in this context? What are the knowledge gaps? #HSRFCAS
- What windows of opportunity are there for strengthening the health workforce in conflict and post-conflict states? #HSRFCAS
- What things can be done to ensure health systems are adequately staffed in times of conflict? #HSRFCAS
For a chance to have your say, join us @Conflict_Health and the prominent group of researchers involved in the discussion including Tim Martineau (@TimMartineau), Suzanne Fustukian (@IIHD_QMU), and Maria Bertone (@mpbertone) on 6 February 2015 at 16:00 UK Time.
If you are not able to attend the live discussion, please feel free to tweet your comments to @Conflict_Health using the hashtag #HSRFCAS. An edited summary of the Twitter-chat will be published in a Storify post shortly after the session.
If you haven’t done so yet, we also invite you to join our LinkedIn group, where more discussions on the topic on health systems research in fragile and conflict affected states take place.
We look forward to your participation!
This blog was first posted on the BioMed Central site.