Events and
meeting

From 04/14/2014

To 04/14/2014

GENEVA

EUROPEAN ESTHER ALLIANCE MEETING

An European ESTHER Alliance meeting hosted by Norway took place in Dublin on 07/12/2014

From 12/12/2013

To 12/13/2013

OSLO

EUROPEAN ESTHER ALLIANCE MEETING

An European ESTHER Alliance meeting hosted by Norway took place in OSLO on Friday the 21st of June at the Norad Building. Ms Bente Angell-Hansen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs made an opening address reminding the challenges of Global Health, the health MDGs unfinished agenda and the importance of health smart investment and innovating financing. She also highlighted the post-MDGs agenda, and particularly the issues of Universal health coverage and health system strengthening. She stressed the long-lasting approach needed to tackle health human resources challenges and the relevance of the ESTHER model for partnerships, concluding that such partnership provides benefit beyond traditional development cooperation. In line with the EEA evaluation, she recommended the EEA to further develop an evidence based approach and promote knowledge generation.

Objectives of the meeting:

  • -Present and discuss the evaluation of the EEA and decide next steps

  • -Discuss potential ICT and Health actions for the EEA

  • -Discuss approaches to improve quality of hospital partnerships and promote  institutional health partnership

  • -Exchange sharing on health human resources and the specific issue of task shifting

  • -Take stock of the ongoing joint activities.