Health workforce

eLearning as good as traditional training for health professionals: where is the evidence?

Electronic learning could enable millions more students to train as doctors and nurses worldwide, according to research.
A new systematic review of the literature commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and carried out by Imperial College London researchers aiming at establishing the evidence-base for eLearning concludes that eLearning is likely to be as effective as traditional methods for training health professionals.

Reversing a global health workforce crisis

In a new Editorial of the WHO Bulletin, authors Michel Sidibé & James Campbell address the urgent need to upgrade our current model of human resources for health and talk us through the requirements of reversing a global health workforce crisis.

GHWA board calls for long-term investments in health workers in Ebola-affected countries

procedures to prevent health worker infections
WHO /Marie-Agnès Heine

As at 3 December, 2014 a total of 622 health-care workers (HCWs) are known to have been infected with the Ebola virus, 346 of whom have died. The personal sacrifice of so many health workers must not be in vain. The Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) notes that the Ebola crisis has uniquely demonstrated how health workers are at the core of providing essential health services, responsive to populations’ needs, yet compromised by weak health systems, long-term neglect and under-investment.

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.

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HRH upcoming events

2 - 6 February

2ème Atelier sur la qualité de la formation et la régulation de la profession de sage-femme : progrès réalisés dans les pays francophones
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

8 - 9 February

Midwifery research meeting - Bahrain collaborating centre

23 February

SoWMy Geneva Conference (High-level Meeting: The State of the World’s Midwifery Report 2014 )
Geneva, Switzerland

24 February

Lancet Midwifery Francophone meeting
Geneva, Switzerland

23 - 24 February

Regional Nursing Forum on the future of Nursing
Amman, Jordan

25 - 26 February

18 GHWA Board meeting
Geneva, Switzerland

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Health Workforce team and HRH Regional Advisors

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