Health workforce

Scaling up the capacity of nursing, and midwifery services to contribute, to the achievement of the MDGs

11th meeting of the Global Advisory Group for Nursing and Midwifery Development - 17–18 March 2008

Publication details

Number of pages: 38
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HRH/HPN/08.4


Over the two-day period participants reviewed the draft global programme of work to scale up the capacity of nursing and midwifery services and discussed related issues – primary health care (PHC), the strengthening of the health system and strategic directions for strengthening nursing and midwifery.

There have been different interpretations of the concept of primary health care among professional groups. A broad range of issues pertaining to PHC served as a basis for future deliberations on primary health care and nursing and midwifery.