Human Resources for Health publishes case study on CGFNS International, Inc.'s Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices

CGFNS International, Inc., the world’s largest credentials assessment organization for Human Resources for Health (HRH), is proud to announce the publishing of a case study on CGFNS’ Alliance Code for Ethical International Recruitment Practices in the Human Resources for Health Journal, a division of BioMed Central- Open Access Publisher.

The case study was written by Dr. Franklin A. Shaffer, President & CEO of CGFNS International, Inc., along with Mukul Bakhshi, Esq, Director of the CGFNS Alliance, Dr. Julia To Dutka, Strategist and Dr. Janice Phillips, Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, to discuss the benefits and challenges of a voluntary, multi-stakeholder agreement on best practices to promote ethical recruitment of migrant healthcare professionals. The case study also provides insight into the factors affecting the migration of human resources for health and the relevancy and effectiveness of the WHO Code in conjunction with efforts such as the Alliance Code.

The projected significant increase in migrant healthcare professionals, particularly in the nursing profession, is a key factor for why implementation of the Code for ethical international recruitment practices is needed. By facilitating the adoption of and compliance with a set of standards, the CGFNS Alliance Code complements the WHO Global Code of Practice and advances its impact. The full case study is available by visiting:

Johns Hopkins Women's Health Research Group

The Women’s Health Research Group (WHRG) began as an interdisciplinary group of faculty from the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing who sought to promote collaborative research on women’s health and gender differences in health across the three institutions.

Launched in 2008, we host networking sessions throughout the academic year that are open to faculty and trainees at all levels, and an annual symposium that highlights new research from junior faculty and trainees.

To be added to the WHRG email list, click here.

2016 Latino Health Equity Conference - Call for Abstracts
The fifth annual Latino Health Equity Conference at California State University, Long Beach will take place on March 18, 2016. This conference aims to raise awareness and engage CSULB’s academic and larger community in health equity research focused on Latinos – our nation’s largest and fastest-growing minority population.

The goal of the Latino Health Equity Conference is to provide a unique opportunity for interested students, community members, and professionals to collaborate with national thought leaders. Together, we can develop strategies to promote health equity and scientific leadership among Latino communities.

The Latino Health Equity Conference invites abstract submissions from undergraduate, graduate, and health profession students for a poster session on health disparities or biomedical research. Students are strongly encouraged to focus on one or more of the following areas: health disparities, social effects on health, cultural influences on health, and environmental factors that effect health. Awards will be given for the top three poster presentations.

Key Dates related to the Submission Process:

  • The deadline for abstract submissions is February 4, 2016.
  • The deadline for poster submissions is midnight March 4, 2016
Global Health Fellows Program II - Prevention Of Mother To Child Transmission and Pediatric HIV Intern
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available. 
Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.   
Reaping the Benefits: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health Scientific Meeting 3rd-6th May 2016
Would you like to give a presentation at the 2016 ALSWH Scientific Meeting?
Join us in Newcastle, NSW, Australia on 3-6 May 2016 to “Reap the Benefits” of ALSWH research since 1996.
Abstract topics can encompass any area of women’s health research, although presentations that encompass a life course perspective are most in keeping with the conference theme of Reaping the Benefits of longitudinal research. This theme will be explored and discussed through the following sub-themes:
•       Life Course Research Methods
•       Healthy Behaviours, Healthy Lifestyles
•       Health Services and Systems: Use, Access and Change
•       Intergenerational Issues, Ageing and Caregiving
•       Sexual and Reproductive Health
•       Mental Health: Research Towards a Healthier Future
•       Abuse and Trauma
•       Work, lifestyle and retirement
The closing date for abstract submissions is 21st January 2016.
Massive, Open, Online course (MOOC), Sept 7-Oct 17, 2015: Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons with Case Studies from India

This course introduces participants from the health care sector to gender based violence (GBV), including global epidemiology of GBV, health outcomes, seminal research, policy and ethical guidelines, and clinical best practices for GBV prevention, support and management.

About the Course: 

This course is planned to be the first of several focusing on gender based violence. We will provide a core curriculum and then, given the wide variability in local circumstances among countries, both in regard to the organization of their health systems and the availability of resources to deliver the recommended interventions, contextualize that content to specific geographical regions of the world. This first offering provides a case study on India and is guided towards participants working in the health care sector.  A core curriculum introduces a global perspective on gender based violence (GBV), including global epidemiology of GBV, health outcomes, relevant research, policy and ethical guidelines, and clinical best practices for GBV prevention, support and management, including review of the new World Health Organization guidelines on responding to violence with Dr. Claudia García-Moreno.  Our colleagues who work in India, Dr. Bushra Sabri, Prof. Anuradha Kapoor, Dr. Ravi Verma, Dr. Anita Raj and Dr. Suneeta Krishan, and Padma Bhate-Deosthali will provide expertise around these issues in the context of India.

Releasing new data: What works to delay child marriage

August 12, 2015

Barbara Jordan Conference Center at
the Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G Street NW

Coffee and refreshments will be served 

August 13, 2015

Population Council
1 Dag Hammarskjold

Lunch will be served

Organized by the Population Council and the US Agency for International Development.

RSVP: Send name, title, affiliation, and location of attendance to

PAHO/WHO Webinar Series - Monday July 27, 2015
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
Health Systems and Services Department (HSS)
Human Resources for Health Unit (HSS/HR)
Invites you to the 4th Webinar of the Series: Contribution of Nursing in the Region of the Americas and its Potential – Towards Universal Access to Health and Universal Health Coverage. 

DATE: Monday, July 27, 2015
TIME: 2 pm – 4 pm (Washington, D.C. time)

Contribution of Nursing and its Potential in BELIZE
Augustina Elijio
Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health Belize

Contribution of Nursing and its Potential in BARBADOS
Wendy Sealy
Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health Barbados

Silvia Cassiani
Regional Advisor on Nursing and Allied Health Personnel
Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)

Service Through Learning: Ethics, Partnerships, and Best Practices

Date & Time: August 25, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Cost: $159 NAFSA Member; $199 Nonmember

Registration Deadline: August 25, 2015

Plan to attend

What is an ethical partnership? How can we create ethical partnerships that support communities and the students who serve or train in them? How can students and institutions, through their work and learning paradigms, empower these communities?

This collaborative NAFSA Global Learning Faculty Conversation will feature the editor of Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, published by Global Health Education Collaborations Press.

Throughout the conversation, presenters and participants will be able to:

  • Explore questions about ethics related to service learning and how to develop ethical partnerships;
  • Examine how service-learning programs can provide global learning experiences and empower communities;
  • Share experiences and best practices with global service learning in the fields of healthcare and applicable disciplines.

Faculty Conversations are designed for faculty members, academic leaders, researchers, and international educators interested in student learning outcomes and the educational experiences—curricular and cocurricular—created to help students gain and practice global knowledge, skills, and perspectives.

Take advantage of this special and stimulating conversation and join NAFSA’s growing community of practice focused on global learning.


Noelle Sullivan
Northwestern University

Eric Hartman
Kansas State University

Tricia Todd
University of Minnesota


Jessica Evert
Child Family Health International and University of California- San Fransisco

Join the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)

CUGH’s mission is to address global challenges through research, education, and service. CUGH works across disciplines and sectors to share knowledge, develop partnerships, and scale up evidence-based solutions to improve the well-being of people around the world, particularly those that are least privileged. CUGH also work to strengthen global health programs and facilitate networking across a dynamic association of over 135 member institutions and a database of over 8,000 individuals worldwide. CUGH, while primarily academic based, welcomes institutions in the public sector, the private sector, and NGOs that are committed to our mission. CUGH offers a number of dynamic benefits to our members (find our more by clicking the Learn More button below).

You can become a member of CUGH and gain access to their resources in two ways:

You are affillated with an institution that is an Institutional Member of CUGH (List of CUGH Member Institutions)

To apply as a member under a CUGH Institutional Member, click here.

If you are not, then you can become an Individual Member of CUGH for a nominal fee.

To apply for CUGH Individual Membership, click here.

If you would like to apply for CUGH Institutional Membership on behalf of your institution, please contact us for an application.

The Other Foundation - Call for Grant Applications Now Open

The Other Foundation has opened a new call for grant applications. Any individual or organization from thirteen southern African countries can apply for a grant to support work that advances or protects the human rights, wellbeing, and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual men and women, as well as transgender and intersex people.

The thirteen eligible countries from which grant applications will be accepted are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The closing date for submission of grant concept proposals is Friday, 31 July 2015.

Download the GUIDELINES


2016 OSSD Meeting - Symposium Topics and Speakers
Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

Please submit your suggestions for Symposium Topics and Speakers for the May 24-26, 2016 meeting. You can submit an entire proposal as described below, or suggestions for individual speakers and topics to Novel topics will be considered with higher priority than those covered at the previous two OSSD annual meetings (the OSSD website lists previous programs). The Program Committee would appreciate hearing from all of you! We are extending the deadline for proposals to June 30, 2015.

Symposium Proposal
1. Topic and brief explanation of why you chose it.
2. The name, title, affiliation and contact information for four Speakers including an explanation for why you chose them and a pdf of 1 of their recent publications.
3. The name, title, affiliation and contact information for the Symposium Chair and a list of their recent publications.
4. The name, title, affiliation and contact information for the Symposium Co-Chair who is either a predoctoral student or a postdoctoral fellow and a list of their publications and career stage.
Note: it is not necessary to confirm proposed speakers’ willingness to participate at this point.

Best regards,
Kathryn Sandberg, PhD
Chair, 2016 Program Committee

Director, Family, Gender and Life Course
Pan American Health Organization

The Family, Gender and Life Course (FGL) Department of the Pan American Health Organization promotes, coordinates and implements technical cooperation at the regional, sub regional and country levels, enabling countries to pursue evidence-based strategies in order to reduce health risks, morbidity and mortality along the life course and promotes health and development creating the mechanisms to measure the impact of those strategies.

Consultant to Conduct an Organizational Gender Opportunity Analysis
International Rescue Committee

In order to position the IRC for success in its commitment to gender equality, the organization will carry out a gender opportunity analysis (GOA) of current leadership, policies, structures, programs, and organizational culture. The purpose of the GOA will be twofold:

  1. to identify opportunities for promoting gender equality and equity within the IRC as an organization, and
  2. to identify opportunities to promote gender equality across the outcomes the IRC seeks to achieve in its programming.

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