Health workforce

Nursing & Midwifery and Universal Health Coverage

Princess Muna Al-Hussein
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The 6th Global Forum for Government and Midwifery Officers successfully concluded in Geneva yesterday, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein of Jordan and other senior Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery officers and representatives from key nursing and midwifery agencies. This year’s Forum deliberated on how best the nursing and midwifery workforce can contribute towards universal health coverage efforts in three distinct themes – leadership and management, education and collaboration.

Education and training

The WHO initiative for transformative scale-up of health professional education aims to improve the quantity, quality and relevance of the health workforce in order to achieve universal access to health services and contribute to better population health outcomes.

WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

WHO/C. Black

The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was adopted by the 63rd World Health Assembly on 21 May 2010. The Code, which is voluntary in nature, serves as an ethical framework to guide Member States in the recruitment of health workers.

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