Recruitment and Retention of Health Workers, Report from the Kampala Round Table, WHO/Europe 2008



The first Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, organized by the Global Health Workforce Alliance and held in Kampala, Uganda on 2–7 March, 2008, provided an ideal opportunity for policy-makers from the different WHO regions to examine the latest evidence on effective policymaking on the issue of health worker migration. Over 1500 participants came together in Kampala to share experiences of what is and isn’t working in the response to the health workforce crisis and with the intent of building networks, consensus and capacity. The important outcomes of the Forum were the endorsement of the Kampala Declaration (Annex 4) and Agenda for Global Action under the banner of “Health Worker for All and All for Health Workers” (Annex 5).