Health workforce

National Health Workforce Accounts – A Handbook

Publication details

Number of pages: 168
Publication date: October 2017
Languages: English


The National Health Workforce Accounts (NHWA) is a system by which countries progressively improve the availability, quality, and use of data on health workforce through monitoring of a set of indicators to support achievement of Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development Goals and other health objectives. The purpose of the NHWA is to facilitate the standardization of a health workforce information system for interoperability, as well as to support tracking HRH policy performance towards universal health coverage. The NHWA Handbook contains a set of 78 core indicators, organized around ten modules, that aim to provide comprehensive information on the health workforce situation and trends of a country. These indicators are of relevance to country, regional and global reporting across the spectrum of health workforce priorities. They are primarily based on the health labour market framework for UHC.