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WHO consultation on imbalances in the health workforce. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 10–12 March 2002

Hosted by the Government of Canada, this meeting aimed to foster better a better understanding of how shortages of health personnel are defined worldwide, what effects they have on health systems in different countries and how data can best be compiled to monitor this issue of global relevance.

- Technical consultation on imbalances in the health workforce. Report of the consultation [pdf 102kb]
Discussions focused on the rationale for WHO's work on imbalances in the health workforce; developing a conceptual framework for defining HRH imbalances; identifying sources of data for optimal monitoring of imbalances; and identifying areas for further research.
- Imbalances in the health workforce. Briefing paper [pdf 182kb]

Workshop on global health workforce strategy – Annecy, France, 9–12 December 2000

Intended to be the beginning of a process of coordinated action among stakeholders to identify, prioritize and meet the main health challenges faced in health systems.

- Workshop on global health workforce strategy. Final report [pdf 34kb]
Priorities for action are to strengthen HRH in context; develop HRH competences and structures; and improve HRH advocacy and networking. Background papers summarize current knowledge in ten aspects of HRH.
- Adams O, Hicks V. Pay and non-pay incentives, performance and motivation [pdf 82kb]
- Bach S. HR and new approaches to public sector management: improving HRM capacity [pdf 266kb]
- Bandaranayake D. Assessing performance management of human resources for health in South-East Asian countries: aspects of quality and outcome Assessing performance management of human resources for health [pdf 131kb]
- Biscoe G. Human resources: the political and policy context [pdf 57kb]
- Brito P, Galin P. Labour relations, employment conditions and participation in the health sector [pdf 180kb]
- Buchan J, Dal Poz MR. Skill mix in the health care workforce: reviewing the evidence
- Martinez J. Assessing quality, outcome and performance management. Background paper [pdf 213kb]
- Nogueira RP, Santana JP. Human resource management and public sector reforms: trends and origins of a new approach. Background paper [in Spanish]
- O'Brien-Pallas L. Integrating workforce planning, human resources and service planning. Background paper
- Public Services International. Terms of employment and working conditions in health sector reforms. Points for discussion. Background paper [pdf 139kb]
- Smith D, Preker A. Labour market adjustment in health systems. Background paper [pdf 137kb]
- Standing H, Baume E. Equity, equal opportunities, gender and organization performance. Background paper [pdf 430kb]

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