Articles by Remco van de Pas

Remco is a Research Fellow Global Health Policy, ITM Antwerp & Academic coordinator, Maastricht Centre for Global Health, Maastricht University

Ready for a paradigm shift in global health?

Posted in articles by and on October 7, 2016

Last week, I participated in three consecutively-held global health seminars which focused on the changing nature of health cooperation and the increasing prominence of global health in international politics. Coincidentally, all meetings referred to (the need for) a paradigm shift in global health and the transformative change required to attain … Read more »

Health, Jobs and the Economy: the workforce revolution

Posted in articles by on September 23, 2016

This week marked a historic moment for the global health workforce community. The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, chaired by France’s President François Hollande and South-Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, delivered its final report and recommendations to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on the sidelines of the … Read more »

Dialogue on international health workforce mobility in Abidjan: why health labour markets are important for foreign policy

Posted in articles by on June 24, 2016

Last week, I was in Abidjan, the ‘economic’ capital of the Ivory Coast. I was invited by the WHO to facilitate a dialogue on international health workforce mobility during an inter-sectoral consultation of policymakers and partners in Francophone countries.  This consultation feeds into a UN High Level Commission on Health … Read more »

Health workforce 2030: a transformative agenda?

Posted in articles by on January 22, 2016

Next week, WHO’s Executive Board will discuss the draft Global Strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030. If all goes well, the final version will be endorsed at the 69th World Health Assembly in May. Workforce 2030 provides a new and progressive health workforce agenda. A decade ago, The … Read more »

Emerging Voices for Global Health are all set for Vancouver!

Posted in articles by , , , and on October 21, 2015

It’s over a year now since the third global symposium on health systems research took place in Cape Town. At the symposium, the science and practice of people-centred health systems took center stage. Almost 2000 participants represented 125 countries in Cape Town, so it clearly was a global conference. The 2014 edition … Read more »

Beyond resilience

Posted in articles by on September 10, 2015

Resilience is the next “big thing” in global health and health systems development. It is a reaction to the impact of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the financial meltdown in the US and EU, and global climate change. The principle has been firmly anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): … Read more »