GHWA completes its ten year mandate

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The Global Health Workforce Alliance completed its ten-year mandate on May 15, 2016 and has transitioned into the Global Health Workforce Network. The Network will operate within WHO as a global mechanism for multi-sectoral collaboration and dialogue on health workforce policies in support of the implementation of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 and the recommendations of the High Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.

We take the opportunity to thank all Alliance members and partners for their dedication, support and engagement over the years. Except for the section on the EC funded project on “Brain Drain to Brain Gain”, this website will no longer be updated. It serves as an archive for the accomplishments of the Alliance. For the latest HRH news and updates visit:

Assessing the legacy of the Global Health Workforce Alliance

With the end of its ten-year mandate, a review of the legacy of GHWA was commissioned. The review highlights the impact of GHWA’s achievements and provides recommendations for GHWA’s successor, a global Network, in guiding the evolution of HRH.

Global momentum for human resources for health at the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly

The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly

27 May 2016 - In a historic move today, Member States of the 69th World Health Assembly, demonstrated a strong and clear commitment to the health workforce agenda, by unanimously adopting a landmark strategy and resolution to address human resources for health (HRH) challenges and achieve Universal Health Coverage. With this step, the world's nations acknowledge the global dimension and complexities of the health workforce shortage and the interconnected nature of both the problems and the solutions necessary for the achievement of universal health coverage.

Announcing the winners of the 2016 International Health Workforce Awards

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 3rd edition of the 2016 International Health Workforce Awards. A call for nominations towards 5 categories (Leadership/ministerial; Emergency responders; Community health care; HRH champions/advocates; and Journalists) was online for two months.
Each category received multiple nominations (total of 51). The shortlisted entries were judged by a selection panel drawn from the GHWA Board.



24 May 2016 – 18:00 to 19:30 | Salle 8, Palais de Nations

Addressing health workforce deficits and stimulating employment and inclusive economic growth: High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth - Towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

26 May 2016 – 18:00 to 20:30 | Ballroom, Hotel Intercontinental

GHWA Gala Reception & Health Workforce Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)

27 May 2016 - 12:30 – 14:00 | Salle 7, Palais de Nations

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