Devex Q&A with ICRC's Esperanza Martinez: How to Build a New Health Humanitarian Workforce

 Esperanza Martinez, head of health at the International Committee of the Red Cross. 

Esperanza Martinez, head of health at the International Committee of the Red Cross. 

Devex recently published a Q&A ICRC's head of health, Esperanza Martinez. To read the full interview, go here.


Just as the scale of health care needs in crisis contexts is surging, humanitarian groups are fighting their own battle for the human resources to respond.

Organizations providing health services in the midst of humanitarian crisis are under enormous pressure. Increased displacement, a dwindling health workforce, attacks on health facilities, and tighter regulatory requirements have combined to create an extremely challenging working environment.

Devex spoke to Esperanza Martinez, head of health at the International Committee of the Red Cross, about how the humanitarian sector is taking a proactive approach to building the health humanitarian workforce of the future — one that is fit for purpose in a world presenting unprecedented demands.

Read the full article here.