About the lecture
According to the Lancet, poor-quality health systems result in more than 9 million deaths annually in low- and middle-income countries, amounting to economic welfare losses of $6 trillion. This Think Global talk will focus on addressing one foundation from Lancet's health systems framework: the workforce. Gaye will make the case that solving the global health workforce crisis is not only the right thing to do, but it is also a solid economic investment. Gaye will share global evidence and provide a case example from IntraHealth International's work in Kenya.
Lunch will be provided. This event is part of Think Global, a weekly lecture series at the Duke Global Health Institute. It is free and open to the public. Parking for the event is available in the Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage, located at 302 Trent Drive.
About the speaker
Pape Gaye is a native of Senegal and a lifelong advocate for health workers, strong health systems, and access to health care for all. As president and CEO of IntraHealth International, he has helped make human resources for health-and the health workforce's role in helping us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals-a crucial part of the worldwide conversation on global health.