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TICAD 7 Official Side Event
Yokohama, Japan, August 28

Strategic investment in the health workforce responds to the need for quality and affordable health services in achieving universal health coverage (UHC), while also driving economic development and social protection by creating job opportunities, particularly for women. Investments in this area contribute to achieving not only SDG3 on health but also SDGs 4 on quality education, 5 on gender equity, and 8 on decent work and inclusive growth. However, despite the wide-ranging benefits of health workforce development, the world faces a critical shortage of health workers that remains one of the major bottlenecks to UHC in Sub-Saharan Africa.

JCIE is co-organizing an official side event on August 28th with IntraHealth International at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) to discuss the importance of health workforce development in achieving UHC. The event will convene Prof. Francis Omaswa of Uganda, laureate of the 3rd Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in Medical Services, along with leading global experts from Sub-Saharan African countries, the United States, and Japan, to discuss the changing landscape of global health, various efforts on the ground, and the pressing need to further develop the health workforce.

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Date:August 28, 2019, 15:30-17:00
Location:Exhibition Hall B06, Pacifico Yokohama
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012 (map)
Co-organizers:IntraHealth International & JCIE
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French, and Japanese