To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contribution his Department has made to the Global Health Workforce Alliance's Health Worker Policy Initiative working group; and if he will make a statement.
The Department for International Development (DFID) takes the lead in the United Kingdom's support to the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA). DFID has provided £1 million to support GHWA from 2007-09, plus technical assistance in the early stages.
The Department of Health participated in the First Global Forum on Human Resources for Health convened by GHWA in Kampala in March 2008. The emerging UK Government's strategy, Health is Global, highlights the importance of GHWA.