Health workforce

Online public hearing to help inform the scope of the forthcoming WHO guidelines on community based health worker programmes

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WHO guidelines on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes

WHO is in the process of developing guidelines to assist national governments, national and international partners, to improve the design, implementation, performance and evaluation of Community Health Worker (CHW)programmes, contributing to the attainment of universal health coverage and the health SDG targets. We invite you to take part in an online consultation to assist in the identification of policy issues and research questions to define the scope of the guidelines. This consultation is open to everyone, and inputs will be accepted until 31st August 2016.

HRH Journal Special supplement “The WHO global code of practice: early evidence of its relevance and effectiveness”

30 June 2016 - The HRH journal has issued a special supplement on “The WHO global code of practice: early evidence of its relevance and effectiveness”. The supplement includes fourteen papers covering destination and source country experiences that add to the evidence on the relevance and effectiveness of the Code, and proposes actions in support of the Expert Advisory Group recommendations to the 68th World Health Assembly.

High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth: Call for contributions – SECOND ROUND

The Expert Group of the Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth received 128 submissions to the Call for Evidence in April and thanks all who submitted contributions. The Expert Group is now inviting a second round of contributions to build the evidence base; strengthen policy dialogue across multiple sectors; and catalyze actions to guide the creation of new jobs and investment in health and social sector employment. Contributions are sought from all sectors, including health, social protection, education, economics, labour, gender, and human rights.

Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers discuss strategies on the future of nursing and midwifery workforce

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19 May 2016 - The seventh biennial Global Forum for Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers (GCNMOs) took place in Geneva from 18- 19th May, under the theme of the future of nursing and midwifery. Being at the front line of service delivery, the contribution of nurses and midwives has long been acknowledged as being crucial to strengthening health systems and improving the health outcomes of individuals, families and communities. Their central role has been underlined over the years by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Health Assembly (WHA), with 10 resolutions having been adopted since 1948.

Global momentum for human resources for health at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly

The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly
WHO

27 May 2016 - In a historic move today, Member States of the 69th World Health Assembly, demonstrated a strong and clear commitment to the health workforce agenda, by unanimously adopting a landmark strategy and resolution to address human resources for health (HRH) challenges and achieve Universal Health Coverage. With this step, the world's nations acknowledge the global dimension and complexities of the health workforce shortage and the interconnected nature of both the problems and the solutions necessary for the achievement of universal health coverage.

Foreign Policy and Global Health Network communiqué welcomes United Nations
Secretary-General’s High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

WHO/S. Aranga

The Ministers of the Foreign Policy and Global Health Network issued a communiqué following the 69th World Health Assembly which welcomed the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.

HRH upcoming events

24 May 2016 – 18:00 to 19:30 | Salle 8, Palais de Nations

Addressing health workforce deficits and stimulating employment and inclusive economic growth: High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth - Towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

26 May 2016 – 18:00 to 20:30 | Ballroom, Hotel Intercontinental

GHWA Gala Reception & Health Workforce Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)

27 May 2016 - 12:30 – 14:00 | Salle 7, Palais de Nations

Progress towards UHC and Sustainable Development

Health workforce and the Sustainable Development Goals – an infographic

HRH Milestones

Health Workforce team and HRH Regional Advisors

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Health Workforce Department
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