Best Investment for a Healthier World

Statements & Recommendations

As part of its advocacy for greater and more strategic U.S. investment in frontline health workers in developing countries, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition (FHWC) issues statements and policy recommendations aimed at U.S. and global lawmakers. Coalition statements, recommendations and news releases, starting with the most recent, include:

Statement of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of World Health Organization, for Health Heroes + Social Good Summit

April 2018


Frontline Health Workers Coalition Statement on the Draft General Programme of Work (GPW13) during the 142nd WHO Executive Board Meeting

January 2018


Frontline Health Workers Coalition Comments for 70th World Health Assembly
May 2017


Global Health Council Briefing Book: Recommendations on Frontline Health Workers
February 2017 


Frontline Health Workers Coalition Statement at Ministerial Meeting on Action Plan for High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth
December 2016


Response to consultation on the draft Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 (GSHRH)
August 2015


Feedback on Draft Indicators to the Sustainable Development Goals
August 2015


Policy Recommendations for the United States government on Frontline Health Workers
July 2015


Comments for 68th World Health Assembly
May 2015


News Release: New Analysis Highlights Cost Effectiveness of Health Workforce Scale Up in Ebola-Affected Countries
March 2015


Response to the Global Health Workforce Alliance’s Synthesis Paper for the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health (GSHRH)
January 2015


Statement to the 2015 World Health Organization Executive Board Meeting Special Session on Ebola
January 2015


Response to USAID’s Draft Vision for Action for Health Systems Strengthening
December 2014


Open Answer Questions to Global Financing Facility for Every Woman, Every Child Questionnaire
December 2014


Policy Recommendations: Building a Resilient, Sustainable Health Workforce to Respond to Ebola and Other Future Threats
November 2014


Comments on Draft Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP)
February 2014


News Release: “No Health Without A Workforce” Report Reveals Crucial Need for Inclusion of Frontline Health Workers in Global Health Workforce Crisis Response
November 2013


Ensuring that Health Workers Count: A Civil Society Pledge
November 2013


Position on Draft Post-2015 (Sustainable Development Goals) Framework
August 2013


Response to Proposed Indicators for the Global Health Initiative (GHI) Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Principle
May 2013


Statement on Global Health Initiative (GHI) Principle Paper on Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)
November 2012


News Release: Frontline Health Workers Coalition Launch
January 2012