Webinar - Building the Health Workforce: Learning from Somaliland

Webinar - Building the Health Workforce: Learning from Somaliland
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Building the Health Workforce: Learning from Somaliland

Webinar Event, January 20th 2022, 12.00PM-1.00PM GMT

Please register for the webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iH09lAb4QlCZ_8BgaxY53Q
Although there have been improvements in health outcomes globally, 5 million people die each year in low resource settings due to poor quality health care. These deaths could be avoided in a well-functioning health system that provides safe and effective health care, delivered by a skilled and motivated health workforce.

Low levels of knowledge, skills and confidence among health care workers are often a direct result of their pre-service education and training. And yet, there has been very little focus or funding dedicated to improving the professional education of health workers. As the Lancet Commission on High Quality Health Systems has made clear, wide-ranging reforms in professional education are required if health workers are to be adequately equipped to provide high quality care.

Our panel will discuss approaches to health workforce development in the context of Health System Strengthening. They will reflect on learning from a recently completed FCDO-funded programme to reform higher education for the next generation of doctors, nurses and midwives in Somaliland.


  • Ms Nura Aided Ibrahim, Country Director, THET Somaliland
  • Dr Jo Keatinge, Health Advisor, Health Systems Strengthening Hub, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
  • Dr Paul Marsden, Health Workforce Specialist, World Health Organization
  • Dr Jinaw Qalib, Clinical Coordinator, University of Hargeisa
  • Dr Cathy Read, Partnership Lead, King’s Somaliland Partnership, King’s College London
  • Chair: Ms Susanna Carmody, Team Leader, SPHEIR, British Council
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