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Human resources have challenged efforts to scale-up HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in low- and middle-income countries. The paucity of health care workers due to a limited pipeline, the effects of the HIV epidemic, migration from public sector to other sectors, and brain-drain to high-resource countries, is of major concern. Limited appropriate pre-service and in-service training and mentorship has hindered the establishment of appropriate skill sets. This session will discuss how task shifting and task sharing, as well as the utilization of expert patients and peer educators, has enabled the expansion of the workforce while generating critical questions related to the sustainability of such efforts.

Presentations in This Session:

Chair: Wim Van Damme (Belgium)
Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine

The Lasting Crisis in the Workforce
Presented by Fitzhugh Mullan (United States)
Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy

Adapting Human Resources in a Constrained Setting
Presented by Mit Philips (Belgium)
Health Analyst- Medical Doctor chez MSF

Learning by Doing
Presented by Wendy Dhlomo-Mphatswe (South Africa)
Research Consultant/ Clinician at UKZN

PLHIV: the Powerful Resource
Presented by Noerine Kaleeba (Uganda)
Programme Development Adviser, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Co-founder, TASO

A New Approach: the U.S. Government's Medical Education Partnership Initiative
Presented by Deborah von Zinkernagel (United States)
Principal Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

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