Transforming Our Global Health Workforce to Achieve Health Equity, One Conversation at a Time!

“The foundations for a strong and effective health workforce for the future are being corroded in front of our very eyes by failing to match today’s supply of professionals with the demands of tomorrow’s populations. To prevent this from happening, we must rethink and improve how we teach, train, deploy and pay health workers so that their impact can widen.”

Global Health Workforce and cultural communication development Training

A large number of global health organizations, medical / public health learning institutions, and ministries / departments of health fall short of successfully bringing health services to those in need.  Despite their best intentions, they lack in effectively preparing their workforce to meet the challenges, needs, and demands of their health profession.  Formal education and training often are the most important tools and strategies used to develop health professionals.  It provides healthcare services and eliminates healthcare disparities.  However racial, cultural, linguistic and ethnic disparities still exist within healthcare systems.  As a result, health professionals who make up global health workforce lack essential technical “soft” skills and competencies needed to operate in the multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.  In turn, this limits the application of cross cutting strategies required to tackle the world’s most complex global health challenges.

This creates a shortage of qualified health professionals who meet the current and future health demands of an intrinsically diversely connected world full of health disparities.  Thus, global health organizations, medical / public health learning institutions and ministries / departments of health are seeking to address and answer the following key questions:

  • What development, learning, training, and capacity building strengthening strategies are needed to build a quality, sustainable and successful workforce?
  • How to best assess and evaluate the current skills and cross cultural communication competencies of an organization’s health workforce?
  • How does a lack of a qualified health workforce affect the successful delivery of health services, organizational reputation / brand, funding, operational costs and national / global support?

uBuntuSpeaks, LLC’s training and consulting services guide and answer the fundamental aforementioned questions.  We support global health organizations and medical / public health learning institutions, and ministries / departments of health in their health workforce development and training processes.  Our customized strategies and best practices help leverage their health employees and learners acquired skills, capacities, and competencies.  In addition, their workforce get an advantage of learning opportunities that enhance their value, qualifications, and competencies.  This allows them to successfully achieve their organizational and operational health objectives while recruiting and retaining a strong, qualified, well-performing, motivated, and diverse workforce.

uBuntuSpeaks, LLC  partners with U.S. based government agencies, international humanitarian and development non-profit agencies, and departments/ministries of health in order to close the global health workforce gaps that hinder quality health services.  We work with agencies which focus on global health access, equity, development and training of health professionals in resource poor communities and environments.  Additionally, we collaborate with medical / public health learning institutions which recruit, educate, and train future health professionals.  They encourages their student body to acquire additional knowledge, capacity and cultural competencies by volunteer or completing a service in a low resource community and/or low-income international nations.

Together, we create tailor-made, action-oriented, and hands on capacity and development training solutions to address

Practical Skills Acquisition Strength Development

Developing specific public health skills, competencies and points of views are not only concepts that can be acquired by words and education.  They must be learned and made practical in order to be strengthened.

Cultural Competency Communication

Raising cultural awareness, sensitivity,  as well as  acquiring cultural competency and humility by public health professionals is essential.  They help each to recognize and respond to cultural, racial, linguistic, stereotypical and unconscious biases.   These biases can directly affect interpersonal communication and one’s ability to effectively provide equitable health services to all.

Team Building
Employee Engagement

Concepts of team building and employee engagement across a diverse global health workforce are essential to boosting productivity, shared workload and success for improving positive health outcomes and work environments.

Are you ready to transform and optimize our global health workforce?