Global Health Compassion Rounds

Together with our colleagues at the Global Learning Laboratory for Quality UHC at the WHO, we host a quarterly webinar series designed to gather a global community to share experiences, challenge ideas, and spark thinking on compassion in global health.

The Challenge

Compassion motivates many of us who work in global health, but we rarely speak frankly about the important role of compassion in improving the quality of health services and the experience of patients, strengthening health systems, and sustaining the very people who deliver care.

Our Approach

Each quarter, we bring together voices from around the globe to discuss compassion in different settings, share stories, and learn from one another, focusing on how compassion impacts our work and how we can cultivate compassion at many levels.

A Message from Dr. Tedros on the Importance of Compassion

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Check out our collective reflection of the past 12 rounds we have hosted over the years. This is an analysis of six themes: motivation, connection and community, systems alignment, power and control, respect and dignity, and self-care and self-efficacy.

Years in Review

Reports from Previous Rounds

Volume 12
December 20, 2022
Volume 11
September 27, 2022
Volume 10
June 21, 2022
Volume 9
March 23, 2022
Volume 8
December 16, 2021
Volume 7
September 22, 2021
Volume 6
June 17, 2021
Volume 5
March 11, 2021
Volume 4
November 22, 2020
Volume 3
August 3, 2020
Volume 2
April 29, 2020
Volume 1
December 4, 2019


Compassion & Primary Health Care
June 27th, 2023

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