The 3rd Global Forum focusing on health workers and global health concluded with a series of renewed commitments that will ensure more countries move with greater speed towards the goal of universal health coverage. Member States of the World Health Organization adopted the Recife Political Declaration on Human Resources for Health: renewed commitments towards universal health coverage. The Declaration outlines the type of actions and commitment required at national and global levels to address international challenges, critical among which is the issue of migration. Measures listed in the declaration are multiple are of critical and equal importance. Some are linked to increasing financial resources while others focus on improving the use of existing resources through improved governance, improved management and performance, tasks sharing, better equality and accessibility, improved training and better distribution and retention of existing staff. It emphasizes the importance of strengthening HRH information systems, adopting innovative solutions and investing in research. Each country will have to take appropriate measures according to its own situation, keeping in mind that funding is only one part of the problem.
Alongside the Recife Declaration, support statements from civil society and other GHWA partners and members were also received.