Celebrating World Health Worker Week: Impact for an #AIDSFreeGen


PEPFAR’s investments in Human Resources for Health focus not only on building the workforce capacities of today,

 but also ensuring sustainability of the workforce for tomorrow



Human Resources for Health (HRH) are an essential component of health systems, a network of people, institutions, and resources to provide health services to those in need.  Partner governments cannot manage, operate, oversee, or finance programs if they do not have a trained workforce to carry out these tasks.  PEPFAR supports partner countries in developing a healthy, competent, and motivated workforce, as well as train a mix of doctors, nurses, paraprofessional workers and community health workers.


PEPFAR's Pillars for Impacting Human Resources for Health:

Get the Facts:

  • 35 million people around the globe are HIV positive;

  • 25 percent of the global HIV/AIDS burden is carried in Sub-Saharan Africa;

  • Only 3 percent of the global health workforce can be found there.


Date: 11/29/2012 Description: The PEPFAR Blueprint provides a roadmap for how the U.S. Government will work to help achieve an AIDS-free generation. © PEPFAR

PEPFAR’s Impact:

Date: 2011 Description: Community counselor Clémence Kouassi Amenan gives Naminata, who is HIV-positive, medication at a health center in Marandallah, Côte d'Ivoire. © PEPFAR

Join the Conversation: 

Follow us on Twitter with @PEPFAR and join the conversation through #WorldHealthDay and #WHWWeek

Date: 04/02/2014 Description: Twitter logo © Twitter

More Resources: 

World Health Organizations’s Workforce Alliance

Peace Corps Volunteers Find Innovative Solutions to Global Health Challenges

PEPFAR’s latest results: World AIDS Day 2013 Update

The PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation


USAID Global Health: Thank a Health Worker -- Unsung Heroes of Global Health


Date: 12/02/2013 Description: A giant, red AIDS ribbon hangs from the North Portico of the White House on Dec. 2, 2013 to mark World AIDS Day. © Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy



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