Join with over 309 organisations who have already signed up in support of our health worker statement

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The world is suffering from a massive gap of more than 3.5 million health workers. Join with over 309 organisations who have already signed up to our urgent call for more health workers, better supported.

On 26 May 2011 fifty organisations issued this statement, published in The Guardian, to initiate bringing together hundreds of organisations behind a call for more health workers, better supported.

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“As the UN secretary general has noted, the world is suffering from a massive gap of more than 3.5 million health workers. This includes a pressing need for at least 1 million community health workers and 350,000midwives. Millions more existing health workers lack the support, equipment and training they need.Health workers are vital for progress on global health and
development, and for ensuring the millennium development goals are met. Bold leadership is needed. World leaders each need to make new, substantial and specific commitments to expand the number of health workers and better support those workers who are already in place.

To motivate this kind of bold leadership will require a powerful coalition with strong public support. For this reason, a diverse range of organisations are issuing today this urgent call for more health workers, better supported. We share a vision where there is a health worker within reach of everyone, in every community. Together we are determined to help inspire action on health workers that will save millions of lives.”







Ibiye A. Lawson Executive Director Girls To Mothers’ Iinitiative (G2Mi) Nigeria
Sang-hyeok Park High School Studen Sungdo High School South Korea
Ben Escobar Managing Principal Ben Escobar & Associates United States
Audrey Mugeni Mumuli Social Worker National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK) Kenya
Matt Kimmich
Head of Community Development
Global Changemakers, British Council
Kristine Stave Head of Operations Lifebox Foundation United Kingdom
subir ghosh chairman spg foundation India
Roxana Calpanu President Asociatia Autiro Romania
唐凯 IT 强电脑 China
Ahmad Malik President National Association of Active Pharmacists Pakistan
Maree Nutt
National Manager
RESULTS International (Australia)
Kenneth Nana Amoateng Project and Programs Director Abibimman Foundation Ghana
Aloke Dey Founder Secretary Academy of Pharmacy Management and Guidance India
Vicky Markolefa Head of Communications Action Aid Hellas Greece
Mira Cuturilo Programs Director Action contre la Faim/Action against Hunger Canada
Dr. Bijend Prasad Ram Medical Team Head Community Outreach Healthcare Action for Children and the Aged trust Fiji
Marta Monteso Coordinator Action for Global Health
Lucy Tweedie Director Advocacy Associates UK
Sylvanus S. Murray Founder & President Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID) Sierra Leone
Sabera Turkmani President Afghan Midwives Association Afghanistan
Bryan Pearson Editor/Publisher Africa Health Journal UK
Saul Kornik Chief Africa Health Placements South Africa
Jeanette Strydom Communications Africa Health Placements (AHP) South Africa
Misikir Tilahun Head of Programmes Africa Humanitarian Action
Tatsuo Hayashi President Africa Japan Forum Japan
Rotimi Sankore Coordinator Africa Public Health Alliance and 15% Plus Campaign
Francis Omaswa Executive Director African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) Uganda
Belinda Coote Chief Executive African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Raheem Dhanani Chair – Family Medicine Aga Khan University East Africa Tanzania
Dorothy Leab Human Resources for Health program Director Agence de Medecine Preventive Vietnam
Qudratullah Nasrat Director Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan Afghanistan
Sergio Giani Programs Officier Aidemet NGO Mali
Zahid Hussein President AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (ASAP) Thailand
Mary Krane Derr Co Founder & Co Director All Our Lives USA, Global
Jossel I. Ebesate President Alliance of Health Workers Philippines
Dr.M.R.S.S.Bandara Regional Malaria Controlling Officer Anti-Malaria Campaign Sri Lanka
Dr. Ijaz Anwar Director Anwar Polyclinic Pakistan
Jung-Sook Park CEO Asian Treasure Network (GAVI-Korea Partnership Project) South Korea
Peggy Clark Executive Director Aspen Institute USA
A.B.M AZRAF TIPU Executive Director Association for Coordinated Operations in Rural Development (ACORD) Bangladesh
Vikas Kumar Joshiya Founding Member Association for Welfare, Social Action & Research India
Daniela Colombo President Associazione Italiana Donne per lo Sviluppo (AIDOS) Italy
Mohammad Zia-ur-Rehman Founding Chief Executive Awaz Foundation Pakistan: Centre for Development Services
Irshad Mahar General Secratary Azad Social Welfare Association Pakistan
Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman Bhuiyan Director Bangladesh Health Development Foundation Bangladesh
Jerome Babate National President Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society Inc. Philippines
Alok Sahai Secretary Bhartiya Mahila Evam Gramin Utthan Sansthan India
Claire Holloway Wadhwani Executive Director Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS (CAP/AIDS) Canada
Monique Doolittle-Romas Executive Director Canadian AIDS Society / Societe canadienne du sida Canada
Walter Cavalieri Director Canadian Harm Reduction Network Canada
Richard Elliott Executive Director Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Canada
David Onyalo National Representative Canadian Labour Congress Canada
Janet Hatcher Roberts Executive Director Canadian Society for International Health Canada
Rhonda Spence International Officer Canadian Union of Public Employees Canada,
Andrew Keith Director Cara International Consulting Ltd. UK
Catalina Poiana Marketing Manager Careers in White Romania
Katha Fortier Director of Health Care CAW Canada Canada
Dr. Aparajjita Gogoi Executive Director CEDPA India India
马明军 会长 阜阳市蒲公英残障人士互助 China
Cynthia Haq Director Center for Global Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
Ronald Schreuder Chairman Center for Health Policy Development(CBG) The Netherlands
Robert Beaudry General Director Centre de cooperation internationale en sante et developpement (CCISD) Canada
Saman Yazdani Khan Director Centre for health and Population Studies (CHPS) Pakistan
Dr. Zaira Ahmed Director, Health Policy and Research Centre for Health Policy and Innovation South Africa
Ian Couper Director Centre for Rural Health, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
Uber Alberti President CESTAS Italy
Dipak Chakraborty Secretary Chanchal Janakalyan Samilty India
Faiyaz Basha Secretary Chand Minority Welfare Association India
Kate Armstrong Chair Child-focused Working Group of the NCD Alliance
Elizabeth Perlich Sweeney President Children’s HeartLink USA
Charles Herman Ashie Executive Director Christ Soldiers Foundation Ghana
Rose Ng’oma Executive Director Christian Health Association of Malawi Malawi
Dr. Daniel Nanshep Gobgab Director, PHCH/Programs Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN) Nigeria
Amy Eussen UN Co-ordinator CLAN (Caring and Living As Neighbours) Australia
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury Exectuive Director Coastal Association for Social Transformation (COAST) Bangladesh
Jill Iliffe Executive Secretary Commonwealth Nurses Federation United Kingdom
Joseph Senyo Kwashie Program Director Community and Family Foundation Ghana
Vivek Singh Program Manager Community Empowerment Lab India
Remi Akinmade Executive Director Community Health Education Forum (CHIEF) Nigeria
Remi Akinmade Executive Director Community Health Information Education Forum (CHIEF) Nigeria
Dr Naeem uddin Mian Health Specialist & CEO Contech International Pakistan
Monique Lagro Sector Manager Health & Well-being Cordaid The Netherlands
Karen LeBan Executive Director CORE group USA
Carole Kenner President Council of International Neonatal Nurses United States
Dante Carraro Director General CUAMM Onlus Italy
Dr Tsatsi David Thekish Senior Medical Officer Department Of Health South Africa
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta Founding Chair Division of Women & Child Health, the Aga Khan University Pakistan
Susan Wright Director Doctors of the World
Prabhjot Singh Director, Program for Health Systems Earth Institute, Columbia University USA
Esther Bali President Education Development Foundation for Excellence Nigeria
Amani Massoud Deputy Director, Right to Health Program Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Egypt
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury Chief Moderator EquityBD Bangladesh
Erin Thornton Executive Director Every Mother Counts USA
Wole Olaleye Campaign Director Fair Play for Africa South Africa
Muhammad Iqbal Hussain Chairman Falah Welfare Trust Pakistan
Ann M. Starrs President Family Care International International
Ralph Wittenberg President Family Mental Health Institute United States
Kuini Lutua General Secretary Fiji Nursing Association Fiji
Gustaaf Wolvaardt Managing Director Foundation for Professional Development South Africa
Herbert Dola Programme Manager Fred Hollows Eastern Africa Kenya,
Alberto Oriol President Fundacion Educacion Medica Spain
Ali Ghufron Mukti Dean Gadjah Mada University – Faculty of Medicine Indonesia
Michael Schreiber Managing Director GBCHealth Global
Sadia Saeed Program Officer GCAP Pakistan
Lysa John Campaign Director Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) Global
Patrick Bertrand Principal Partner Global Health Advocates France
John Mathai Country Director Global Health Advocates India India
Smita Baruah Director, Policy and Government Relations Global Health Council USA
Prof. G.L. Monekosso Founding President Global Health Dialogue Cameroon
Deborah Van Dyke Director Global Health Media Project USA
Nejla Liias President and Founder Global Health Visions USA
Neil Pakenham-Walsh Coordinator & Director Global Healthcare Information Network UK
Simon Moss General Manager Global Poverty Project Australia, UK, USA
Hansha Sanjyal President Global South Initiative Nepal
Hannah Knight Project Coordinator Global Voices for Maternal Health UK
Sympsohn Yajoh Executive Director Graduate College Of Aviation Sierra Leone
Frits Tjadens CEO HASCA Netherlands
Haron Njiru CEO HEADS Alliance Kenya
Muwanguzi Benson Founder and President Heal the world through children ministries Uganda
Paul Vasconcelos Health Promotion Coordinator Health Alliance International Timor Leste
Yasuhide Nakamura President Health and Development Service (HANDS) Japan
Uduak Uboh Friday Assistant Professor, Executive Director Health for all Initiative Nigeria
Brook K. Baker Policy Analyst Health GAP USA
Dr.M.R.S.S.Bandara Regional Malaria Controlling Officer Health Ministry – North Western Province Sri Lanka
Beatrice Okundi Director Health NGOs Network (HENNET) Kenya
Martin Drewry Director Health Poverty Action
Dr. Shariful Islam Executive Director Health Rights Bangladesh Bangladesh
Koteswararao Seelam President Health, Education, Environment and Rehabilitation India
Elias Gebre-Egziabher Vice Chair, Executive Board Heart Association Ethiopia
Sanjal Sharma National Director Human Rights Law Network India
Jan De Maeseneer Project Coordinator HURAPRIM – Ghent University Belgium
A. Tijtsma Secretariat of HWAI HWAI Netherlands
Gp Capt (Dr) Sanjeed Sood CEO IAF India
Willeke Kempkes Policy Advisor Health ICCO Netherlands
Sheelah Ambani Director IDRA Kenya
Ignazio R. Marino President IMAGINE ONLUS Italy
Roos Korste Founder In2mentalhealth Netherlands
Raymond Okechukw Chair Institute for Quality and Safety in Healthcare Nigeria
Joan Holloway Vice President, Global Initiatives International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care USA
Joan Holloway Vice President International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care –IAPAC United States
Frances Day-Stirk Director of Learning Research and Practice Development, Royal college of Midwives and Vice-president International Confederation of midwives
David Benton Chief Executive Officer International Council of Nurses Switzerland
Professor Gamal Serour President International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) International
Adriaan van Es Executive Director International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO) The Netherlands
Alvaro Bermejo Executive Director International HIV/AIDS Alliance
William Keenan MD Executive Director International Pediatric Association
Dr Gill Greer Director-General International Planned Parenthood Federation
Dr. Francis Ohanyido, FRSPH President International Public Health Forum (IPHF) Nigeria
Lynda K. Fisher President International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)
Barr.Bridget Anyafulu Executive Director Int’l Centre For Women Empowerment& Child Dev. (ICWECD) Nigeria
Pape A Gaye President and CEO IntraHealth International USA
Barbara B. Crane Executive Vice President IPAS USA
Thamer Kadum Yousif Al Hilfi Excutive Director Iraqi Anti TB Association Iraq
Amina Hanga Executive Secretary Isa Wali Empowerment Initiative Nigeria
S M Nazer Hossain CEO ISDE Bangladesh Bangladesh
Mojgan Gharipour Researcher in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Syndrome Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center Iran
Korvi Rakshand Founder JAAGO Foundation Bangladesh
Sumie Ishii Executive Director Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) Japan
Dhirendra Kumar Mohanty Hony. Health Co-ordinator Jyotirmayee Mahila Samiti India
Deepak Raj Sapkota Country Director Karuna Foundation Nepal Nepal
Marleen Heus HRH consultant KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation The Netherlands
Lwigale Henry Principal Hospital Administrator Lira Regional Referral Hospital Uganda
Susana Frazao Pinheiro President & Founder Local Insight Global Impact Portugal
Abdul Rahim Moosvi President Lyari Community Development Project Pakistan
Dennis Howlett National Coordinator Make Poverty History Canada
Sunil Mehra Executive Director Malaria Consortium UK
Sarah Kline Executive Director Malaria No More UK
Mr Anwar Ali District Coordinator Manangment And Governance Network Sindh (MAGNETS) Society Sukkur Pakistan
Mulat Fanta MCH Nurse,Senior training officer on RPH Marie Stopes International Ethiopia
Touth Koeun Head of Programme M’day Reak Reay Kone Reak Reay Cambodia
Fleur Brooke Company Director & Translator Medecins Falena Translation Office Germany
Jason Nzanzu Kikuhe President Medecins Unis en Mission D. R. Congo
Thomas Schwarz Executive Secretary Medicus Mundi International Network Switzerland
Elly Pilavachi National Coordinator Medsin UK
Fiona Campbell Head of Policy Merlin UK
Nadene Brunk Executive Director Midwives For Haiti Haiti
John McArthur Chief Executive Millennium Promise
Boubacar Thiombiano Directeur des Ressources Humaines Ministere de la Sante Publique Niger
Berhanu Feyisa Director, HRH Ministry of Health Ethiopia
Dr. Muneam J. Dawood Manager of Dept. of Workforce Improvement Ministry of Health Iraq
Jonathan Lukusa Tshimwanga General practitioner Ministry of Health Lesotho
Nasser Ali Ahmed Alakhram Director General of HRH Ministry of Health Yemen
Prof. Thein Thein Htay Deputy Director General Ministry of Health Myanmar
Dr. Khaled Shamsul Islam Deputy Chief Ministry of Health & Family welfare Bangladesh
Dr.Sadia Fayaq Ayubi Reproductive Health Director Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan
Joel C. Kipkorir Public Health Officer Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation Kenya
Sikandar Khan Program Manager Movement for Rural Development Organization Pakistan
Touth Koeun Head of Programme MRKR Cambodia
Hon Saudatu Sani Member of Parliament National Assembly Abuja Nigeria
Moradeke Abiodun-Badru Assistant General Secretary National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives Nigeria
George Argwing’s Kasera Managing Director National Disability Recruitment Agency (NADRA) Kenya
Isam Eldin Mohammed Ali Mustafa Director of Pharmaceutical Services Department National Health Insurance Fund Sudan
Farhat Parveen Executive Director National Organisation for Working Communities Pakistan
Dorothy Ngoma Executive Director National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi Malawi
Tea Collins Director NCD Alliance International
Achut Gautam Member Secretary Nepal International Consumers Union Nepal
Arne-Petter Sanne Director Global Health dept. Norwegian Directorate of Health Norway
Esther de Vries General Secretary NU’91 The Netherlands
Nwene Eunjce Principal Nursing Officer Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria Nigeria
Nelouise Geyer CEO Nursing Education Association South Africa
Jossel I. Ebesate Staff Regent Office of the Staff Regent, University of the Philippines Philippines
Brooke Riley Health Research Assistant ONE International
Amjid Ali Chairman Organization for Human Development (OHD) Pakistan
Stanley Chitukwi Executive Director OSSEDI Malawi
Jeremy Hobbs Executive Director Oxfam International
Ruffin Ibabinga Coordinator PADEFECO D. R. Congo
Rajesh Bajracharya Executive member Patan Community Based Rehabilitation Organization (CBR) Nepal
Syed Mumtaz Hussain Managing Director PEACE Pakistan
Peter Mark E. Godknows Director People Survival Initiative (PSI) Nigeria
Richard Heller Coordinator and Trustee People’s Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni) UK
Tjipke Bergsma Deputy CEO Plan International Global
Dr Okai Aku Ex. Director MPR dept. Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria Nigeria
Nrip Nihalani Co Founder and Director Plus91 India
Simon Ross Chief Executive Population Matters
Dr. Amol Hartalkar Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences India
DR. Ramesh Babu Byrapaneni Founder PreventIndia India
Henk Jochemsen Director Prisma Netherlands
Benn Grover Editor ProCor USA
Dr. Sekagya Yahaya Director Prometra Uganda Uganda
Tabitha N. Dashe Executive Director Put’em Right Reproductive Health Foundation Nigeria
Jeevan Ghale Director, National Project Coordinator Recovering Nepal Nepal
Aho Tete Benissan Regional Coordinator REPAOC Senegal
Semlali Hassan Doctor Reseau Marocain pour le droit a la Sante Morocco
Sabina Saini Acting Executive Director RESULTS Canada Canada
Aaron Oxley Executive Director RESULTS UK
Tess Bird Initiative Coordinator ReThink Aid United States
Phy Sophon Executive Director Riverkids Foundation Cambodia
Massan dAlmeida Founder ROFAF Togo for Francophone Africa
Sadhu Charan Panda President Rotary Club of Burla India
Frances Day-Stirk Director of Learning, Research and Practice Development Royal College of Midwives
Dr Peter Carter Chief Executive and General Secretary Royal College of Nursing
Professor Steve Allen International Officer Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Prof. Dr. Eric Smaling Director Development Policy and Practice Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Netherlands
Marije Versteeg Manager Rural Health Advocacy Project South Africa
Sanjay Director Sahyadrisocialeduorg India
Gabriela Alexandrescu Executive President Salvati Copiii Romania
Santosh Kumar Secretary SANKALP JYOTI Inida
Monique Bourget Technical Director Santa Marcelina Hospital Brazil
Rosalee Longmoore President Saskatchewan Union of Nurses Canada
Jasmine Whitbread CEO Save the Children International
肖老师 中心主任 北京市丰台区利智康复中 China
肖老师 中心主任 北京市丰台区利智康复中 China
Dr Abhay Bang Founder Search India
Dr. Mrs. P. Prameelamma President Serve Train Educate Peoples Society India
M A Quader Executive Director SETU Bangladesh
David LaPierre Chief Editor Sharing In Health Canada
Dr. Puran Prakash General Secretary Sharp NGO India
Sandeep Srivastava Acting Secretary Shohratgarh Environmental Society India
Madonna Hill President Sierra Leone Nurses Association Sierra Leone
Gerhard H Ameyeh Executive Director Sight For Life Foundation Ghana
Caroline Harper Chief Executive Sightsavers International
Rolien Sassen Director Simavi Netherlands
K.Narayanan Managing Trustee Social Action And Rehabilitation Centre-SARC TRUST India
Amanullah Khan Chief Executive Officer Society Of Collective Interests Orientation (SOCIO) Pakistan
Dr Manju Chhugani Jt Secretary Society of Midwives India
Dr. Andre B. Lalonde Executive Vice-President Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) Canada
Mayank Mohan Mishra Secretary Society of Social Networking for Education, Health & Agriculture (SNEHA) India
Shella Mumtaz Project Coordinator SOCIO Pakistan Pakistan
Nyangi Philemon Ngomu Executive Director Southern African Network of Nurses and Midwives (SANNAM) South Africa
Fumi Suzuki Executive Director Space Allies Japan
Biswajit Padhi Secretary SRUSTI India
Dieneke ter Huurne Chair Stop AIDS Campaign
Cleto Pasquale Madut National Health Coordinator Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference – General Secretariat Sudan
Gabriel Marite Oletuke Programme Coordinator Sunya Ward Education and Training (SWEAT) Tanzania
Pulakesh Das School Teacher SWASTIK NGO India
Dr. Francis Ohanyido, FRSPH COP/Team Leader, Africa Synergy PMP Nigeria
James Barongo Bashweka Programmes’ Manager Tanzania Development and AIDS prevention Tanzania
Florence Brazio Mwitwa President Tanzania Medical Students’ Association (TAMSA) Tanzania
Nasim Ansari Director Tarun Chetna Sansthan India
Mike Mandelbaum Chief Executive TB Alert
Raffaele K Salinari Chairperson Terre des Hommes International Federation
Esther Osk Armannsdottir Chairman The Midwife Association of Iceland Iceland
Nand Wadhwani Founding Trustee The Mother and Child Health and Education Trust Hong Kong
Jan De Maeseneer Secretary General The Network: Towards Unity for Health Belgium
Zafar Iqbal Executive Director The NGO World Pakistan
Patti Talbot Acting Executive Minister, Partners The United Church of Canada Canada
Clare Pain Coordinator Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration Canada-Ethiopia
Andre-Jacques Neusy Executive Director Training for Health Equity Network Belgium
Nizam Dawar Chairman Tribal Development Network Pakistan
Song Za Kam Director Tribal Media Group Myanmar
Nicole Durden Managing Director UCLA Center for International Medicine USA
Masaki Inaba Executive Director Ugoku/Ugokasu (GCAP Japan) Japan
James E. Winkler General Secretary United Methodist General Board of Church and Society USA
Amy Hagopian Senior Health Workforce Advisor & Assistant Professor University of Washington USA
Mark Thomas Executive Director VaxTrac United States
Francis Bolle Advisor PA Verpleegkundigen & Verzorgenden Nederland The Netherlands
Robin King Austin CEO Vina Capital Foundation USA
Carola Carazzone President VIS-Italia ONLUS Italy
Bhuvan Poudel President Volunteer Aid Nepal Nepal
Marge Mayne Chief Executive VSO UK
Kate de Rivero Communications Director WAHA International (Women and Health Alliance) France
Birgit Dederichs-Bain Welthungerhilfe Germany
Anke Tijtsma Director Wemos Netherlands
Theresa Shaver President White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
Ros Davies Chief Executive Women and Children First
Sabiha Shah Chair person Women Development Foundation Pakistan
Nondo E. Ejano Program Officer Women Promotion Centre Tanzania
Sarah Costa Executive Director Women’s Refugee Commission United States
Professor Tim Eden Medical Trustee World Child Cancer
Justin Byworth Chief Executive World Vision
Asteria CHN Campaign Director World Vision Indonesia Indonesia
Christopher Estallo Advocacy Specialist World Vision-Philippines Philippines
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda General Secretary World YWCA
Bridget Akudo Nwagbara Chair Health Worker Working Group Youth Advocates for MNCH Nigeria Nigeria
Raphael Wanjaria Njararuhi National Coordinator Youth Intercommunity Network Kenya
Brihaspati Kumar Pandey Secretary Yuva vikas Samiti India
Guo Bin Director Zhen-Ai-Edu China
Stephen Nzioki Programs Coordinator Zinduka Afrika Kenya