The Call for Abstract for the 8th AAAH Conference 2014

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstract for the 8th AAAH Conference 2014.

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstract for the 8th AAAH Conference 2014. The conference theme is “Move ahead: Strengthening HRHstrategies and action towards UHC in post-2015 era”. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the conference website here.

Background
The Asia Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH)
AAAH is a regional partnership mechanism established in response to international recognition of the need for global and regional action to strengthen country capacity for HRH planning and management. The AAAH is part of a larger movement to enhance HRH development as articulated in documents like the Kampala Declaration and the Agenda for Global Action. It was established in 2005, with 10 founding members. The AAAH membership was further expanded. In 2011, membership increased to 16 countries; 7 from the South East Asia (SEA) region i.e. Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, and 9 from the Western Pacific Region (WPR) i.e. Cambodia, China, Fiji, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa and Vietnam (Same status continues as of March 2014).
AAAH coordinates partners for their joint effort at advocating for the HRH, and provides technical support, and augments country-level HRH development through regional collaboration. It aims at ensuring sustained commitments to addressing HRH needs through research, funding, and policy development. With regards to AAAH work plan 2011-2013, members have identified four priority areas that demand attention i.e. Advocacy, Monitoring, Research, and Capacity Building.
One main activity of AAAH is to organize the AAAH conference on a specific theme to share country, regional, global experiences through preparing and presentation of country case studies, see details as below.
2006: The 1st AAAH Conference was held in Ayutthaya, Thailand, 28-31 October 2006 at which 90 participants attended.
2007: The 2nd AAAH Conference was held in Beijing, China, 12-14 October 2007. The theme was “Human Resources for Rural Health and Primary Healthcare” at which 96 participants attended
2008: The 3rd AAAH Conference was held in Sri Lanka, 12-15 October 2008 under the theme of “Globalization and its Implications for Health Care and Human Resources for Health” at which 90 participants attended

2009: The 4th AAAH Conference was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, 23-25 November 2009 under the theme of “Getting committed health workers to the underserved areas: a challenge for health systems.” This conference was organized jointly with the 3rd Meeting of the WHO Expert Group on “Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through
improved retention” at which 134 participants attended
2010: The 5th AAAH Conference was held in Bali Indonesia, 3-6 October 2010 with the theme of “HRH Challenges for Achieving MDGs”. This conference was also part of the preparatory meeting for the Second Global Forum on HRH and around 130 participants attended the meeting.

Conference Registration is here

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