Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Health Workforce

The migration of health workers affects all countries in one way or another. In some cases, health workers leave their home countries looking for better working conditions and career opportunities abroad. In others, they leave rural areas for urban ones. The result: increasingly inequitable access to health care, within and between countries. 58% of the countries that reported to the ‘Code’ stated that measures were being adopted to address geographical mal-distribution and improve retention in underserved areas.

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Women in health sector

67%of those employed in health and social sector employment are women indicating and over time increase in women’s representation in the health sector

Health employment and economic growth report
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Sustaining health workers

67%of the countries that reported to the ‘Code’ are undertaking measures to educate, retain and sustain domestic health workforce

WHO Global Code of Practice on the international recruitment of health personnel
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Antibiotic resistance and health worker roles

25 000 people die in the European region alone due to an infection with a resistant bacterial strain. Combating AMR requires skilled health-care workers with relevant competencies.

Mapping educational opportunities and resources for health-care workers to learn about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship