Health workforce

Report of the global consultation on an implementation framework for scaling-up nursing and midwifery capacity

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Publication details

Number of pages: 46
Publication date: 2008
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HRH/HPN/08.1

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This consultation was a key step in the implementation of the 2007 Islamabad Declaration that focuses on three main areas:

  • scale-up of nursing and midwifery capacity,
  • skill mix of existing and new cadres of workers,
  • positive workplace environments.

The objectives of the Zambia consultation were to:

  • discuss the draft framework for the global scale-up of nursing and midwifery capacity;
  • share information and experiences on the scale-up of nursing and midwifery capacity at regional and national levels;
  • produce a draft programme of work for the scale-up of nursing and midwifery capacity.

The achievements of the consultation included:

  • further development of the framework for the global scale-up of nursing and midwifery capacity;
  • sharing and documentation of lessons learned;
  • the production of a draft programme of work for the scale-up.