Health workforce

Reviewing the relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice: Call for papers

The Human Resources for Health journal in collaboration with the World Health Organization, and the Global Health Workforce Alliance , is inviting research to gather new evidence on the relevance and effectiveness of the Code since its adoption in 2010, and to inform the five-year review of the Code, scheduled for the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2015.

Call for papers on HRH investment

Human Resources for Health, in collaboration with the Global Health Workforce Alliance and the World Health Organization is pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript to a new thematic series entitled “Investment in human resources for health: impact on health outcomes and beyond”, which will seek to expand the evidence base on the health and broader socio-economic impact of health workforce investments. The findings of the thematic series will contribute to ongoing efforts to develop a Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health, to be considered by the World Health Assembly in May 2016. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2015.

Strengthening international partnerships on health workforce development

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15 September 2014 -- In 2010, as part of the effort to address the global shortage of health workers and to find ethical solutions to health worker migration, governments agreed to the principles of the WHO Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. This feature story describes how Ireland has successfully put into practice the provisions of the Code with a new training programme which supports universal health coverage.

WHO welcomes Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa

WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care in West Africa. The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone...

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