The Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH) is a regional partnership mechanism established in response to the international recognition of the need for global and regional action to strengthen country health workforce planning and action.
As of 2012, AAAH has 16 members including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
AAAH’s 5 priority actions are the following: HRH advocacy, information monitoring, capacity strengthening, knowledge generation, and technical coordination.
AAAH is managed by a small Secretariat team under the guidance of the Steering Committee. Each country in the network has a focal point who acts as a coordinator between the AAAH and agencies within the country.
The Vision of the AAAH network is:
“Countries have strong HRH research, planning and management capacity to support the development of equitable and effective health systems in the Asia-Pacific region”