Dr. Hoare represents the College of Public Health at meeting of the Working Group on Human Resources for Health Governance in the Caribbean
Ismael Hoare, PhD, an assistant professor in the University of South Florida College of Public Health, attended a workshop of the Working Group on Human Resources for Health Governance in the Caribbean. The workshop was coordinated by the Office of Caribbean Program Coordination of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and held in their regional office in Bridgetown, Barbados on September 10-12.
Dr. Hoare joined colleagues from the Office of Caribbean Program Coordination, Ministries of Health, universities from a number of Caribbean countries, as well as representatives from Belize, Guyana, Suriname, and Canada in this workshop.
The objectives of the workshop were to formulate strategies to address Human Resources of Health (HRH) workforce gaps in Caribbean countries’ health systems and to review proposals for the development of a Sub-Regional HRH Observatory and a Sub-Regional HRH Database. The workshop also supported the implementation of the HRH Road Map to strengthen HRH planning and management in the Caribbean. The next phase will focus on the development of the accompanying training programs.
Dr. Hoare joined the HRH committee in 2008 and was instrumental in drafting the Road Map for Strengthening the Caribbean Workforce 2012-2017. Participation in the workshop was funded by PAHO’s Office of Caribbean Program Coordination.
Dr. Hoare is an assistant professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of South Florida. He also earned a doctorate in global health from the college.