The High Level Meeting on Human Resources for Health was carried out in March 2012, Bridgetown (Barbados). The main topic was “Building a Road Map for Strengthening the Caribbean Health Workforce 2012-2017″.

The Meeting sessions videos are available to watch them at  the following links:

Welcome remarks: [01:11:24]

  • Charles Godue, Coordinator Human Resources for Health, PAHO/WHO Regional Office
  • Remarks and national perspective: Honorable Donville Inniss, Minister of Health, Barbados

Human Resources for Health in the Caribbean  [12:58]

  • Rudolph Cummings, Program Manager, Health Sector Development, CARICOM

Capacities of Caribbean Health Workforce to meet current health challenges of non-communicable diseases, chronic conditions, and ageing.  [14:22]

  • Branka Legetic, PAHO Regional Advisor, Non-Communicable Diseases

HRH in the context of health systems in the Caribbean. [12:33]

  • Rasul Baghirov, Health Systems Advisor, PAHO OCPC

Current HRH strengths and gaps and the national capacity for planning and management. [30:35]

  • Rick Cameron,HRH Consultant, PAHO Barbados, Member of Working HRH Road Map Group

Plenary discussion.Country inputs and feedback on current Caribbean HRH situation [59:23]

Introduction of Human Resources for Health Road Map [32:00]

  • Allison Annette Foster, Consultant, PAHO Regional Office and Member of HRH Road Map Working Group

Review of challenges in governance as related to HRH in the Caribbean that need to be addressed to achieve the milestones of the HRH Road Map [34:29]

  • Sheila Forrester Campbell, Member of the HRH Road Map Working Group

Working groups. Governance challenges and solutions to achieve Road Map Milestone. 

Review of challenges to education and in-service training as related to HRH in the Caribbean and to be addressed to achieve Road Map milestones

Panelists sharing their thoughts on strategies and for advancing Road Map objectives [34:29]

  • Brendan Bain, Coordinator of the UWI HIV/AIDS Response Programme, UWI, Jamaica
  • Robin Buckland, Director, Field Service, Training and Response Division, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Kendra Phillips, Health and HIV/AIDS Officer, USAID, Barbados
  • Roger Radix, Professor, St. Georges University
  • Michael Hainsworth, Quality Improvement Advisor, I-Tech, USA

Presentation of next steps and communication strategy for the development of the Road Map [44:50]


All videos at


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