Youth Forum

(14th November 2017)

The Youth Forum, on 14th November, will serve as a venue to build a network of young change agents to generate ideas, explore best practices, encourage future collaborations, and network with other youth leaders from different backgrounds. The event seeks to target youth from various health professions.

The main objectives of the youth forum are to:

  • create a global conversation on the importance of human resources for health among the youth;
  • facilitate and encourage multidisciplinary partnerships and projects in the field of human resources for health;
  • to empower youth with the knowledge, skills and motivation to further the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health.

The organization of the Youth forum is being led by the International Federation of Medication Students Association. For more information and to get engaged please write to

Youth Forum Programme Outline

(Speakers will be announced shortly)




KeynoteOpening of the Youth Forum

Mr. Jim Campbell,
Director, Health Workforce Department, World Health Organization


Meet and Greet: Networking Coffee Break


Round Table Discussions: Youth’s role in the implementation of the recommendations of the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

•Round table 1. Job Creation
•Round table 2. Gender and Women
•Round table 3. Socially accountable education and training
•Round table 4. Crises and humanitarian settings
•Round table 5. International migration
•Round table 6. Accountability, commitment and advocacy




Plenary: The round table discussions highlights

In this plenary session the outcome of the roundtable discussions is reported back to all delegates. Every delegate besides contributing to one of the discussions will get the chance to hear the highlights of the other discussions, facilitating a well-rounded understanding of the cross-cutting issues around Health Employment and Inclusive economic growth.


Health Labor 2.0 Rethinking Health Labor Market

Health Labor 2.0 is a simulation exercise in which the delegates are distributed into four breakout sessions in which they are assigned a role to play. The roles represent the actors that are mostly engaged or should engage and collaborate in the policy making for health workforce. This simulation aims at fitting the global aspirations and young people’s thoughts to the national reality via a national inter-sectorial collaboration model.
Scenario One: Bilateral agreement simulation
Scenario Two: A post conflict country
Scenario Three: A post outbreak country
Scenario Four: Small Island developing state (SIDS)
Rural Family Medicine Café: How can we build the rural health workforce of the future?

The Rural Family Medicine Café (RMFC) is a project created originally on the Google Hangouts platform in August 2015 to support and network doctors, students, professors and people interested around the world, with time the idea spread on Facebook and Twitter on the hashtag #RuralCafe. It is a place where people can informally share ideas like in a coffee shop, without distinction between academic background, professors, students, young doctors and
experienced doctors.

Please note this session runs from 10.40-12.00 pm


Plenary: Health Labor 2.0/ Highlights

In this plenary session the outcome of the Simulation Health Labor 2.0 is reported back to all delegates. Every delegate besides contributing to one of the simulation scenarios will get the chance to hear the highlights of the other scenarios. The 5 scenarios are meant to represent the most common typologies of the world reality and hence Health labor2.0 as it stands provides solutions for the present and rethinks the future of the Global Health Workforce.


Lunch Break


Keynote Health Workforce: A Global Aspiration
Dr. Tana Wuliji,
Technical officer, Health Workforce Department, World Health organization


Mini incubator:

The “Mini Incubator” is a breakout session where the delegates’ creativity is being tested. Youth are being asked to come up with game-changing ideas, which they will pitch among each other. Ideas will be given a chance to mature via constructive discussion and criticism. Later, participants will be called on stage to sell their idea. The scope of the projects will be set via assessment of the delegates’ priorities.


Wrap up and Closing


High Level Panel: Youth for Health and Wellbeing

Young people have succeeded in inducing positive change and finding innovative solutions to civic, economic, political and social issues including those intersecting with better health and well-being. In this panel, the distinguished panelists will try to answer a critical question: What is the role of youth in transforming the health and well-being of the world population?

Registration Process


In order to ensure a good balance (gender, geographical, professional), interested youth candidates are requested to submit a pre-registration form. Selected candidates will be informed and invited to complete the Forum registration (via the conference website).

An option of nomination is also available. The nominated candidate will required to follow the required pre-registration process.

Submit your pre-registration application here. Deadline for pre-registration: 22 August 2017.

Nominate a candidate here.

Once you have been accepted for the Youth Forum, please complete your registration here.

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