Call for Paper

For the 6th AAAH Annual Conference

The Asia-Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH) is organizing the 6th AAAH conference in 9-11 November in Cebu, the Philippines. The theme of this Conference is ?Building Capacity for HRH Management and Development to Support Universal Health Coverage?.

The Conference aims to review the current HRH situations within their countries, interventions for specific HRH problems, and lessons learnt from 15 AAAH member countries and other participants in addressing all sub-themes of the Conference such as HRH master plan formulation and implementation, HRH managing the rural retention, HRH education, HRH production and increasing capacities for HRH knowledge generation and information management in order to better support the movement towards UHC.


The participants will be drawn from 15 AAAH member countries, and from different countries, in particular Asian region. A minimum of 2-3 participants per AAAH member country, depending on budget availability, and experts from various international development partners, academic sector are expected to participate the Conference. For each country/region a multi-stakeholder team will participate, which may include various interest groups such as the Ministry of Health, professionals, academia, government, non government organizations, and the private sector. It is anticipated that around 200 participants will attend the conference.


Building Capacity for HRH Management and Development to Support Universal Health Coverage


  • HRH master plan formulation and implementation
  • HRH managing the rural retention
  • Managing HRH education to support UHC
  • Managing HRH production (including recruitment, curriculum as well as Transformative scaling up of Health Professional education)
  • Capacity for HRH knowledge generation and information management


Each case study or a paper should not exceed 3,000 words with an abstract of less than 500 words in Word format (.doc), excluding tables, figures and references. Papers submitted should fall within the Conference sub-themes. The paper should be in Verdana 10 font with single spacing. The content of the paper should include the following sections: Explain allowable content- case study; research; experiential journal?

1. The background

2. The conceptual framework

3. The description and main results of the case or cases

4. The lessons learnt

5. Proposal for regional or global actions.


The deadline for submission of a case study or a paper abstract is 10 August 2011. The cases or papers will then be reviewed by the Conference?s technical committee appointed by the Organizing Committee for the 6th AAAH Conference. Authors of selected abstracts will be asked to submit presentation file and will be invited and funded to present their cases or papers in the Conference. All contributors will be informed of the decision by 31 August 2011. All selected contributors will be requested to submit a full paper by September 15, 2011 and their powerpoint presentation at least two weeks before the 6th AAAH conference.

Contact details

For more information, please contact: AAAH Secretariat