Health workforce

HRH at the Health Systems Research Symposium, Cape Town

Heading to Cape Town, for the Health Systems Research Symposium? Have a look at our compilation of the various HRH related sessions happening there!
29 September - 3 October,2014
Cape Town, South Africa

Strengthening international partnerships on health workforce development

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15 September 2014 -- In 2010, as part of the effort to address the global shortage of health workers and to find ethical solutions to health worker migration, governments agreed to the principles of the WHO Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel. This feature story describes how Ireland has successfully put into practice the provisions of the Code with a new training programme which supports universal health coverage.

WHO welcomes Cuban doctors for Ebola response in West Africa

WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of Cuba to provide 165 health professionals to support Ebola care in West Africa. The newly announced support includes physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, specialists in infection control, intensive care specialists and social mobilization officers, and will be concentrated in Sierra Leone...

35 nurse leaders across 30 countries graduate from the Global Nursing leadership Institute (GNLI),

September 12, 2014 - The World Health Organization, once again, joined hands with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to celebrate the end of another successful nurse leadership course. Officiating the graduation Ceremony were Dr David Benton, Ex. Secretary, ICN; Dr Stephanie Director of the ICN Leadership for Change Programme (LFC) and lead Facilitator for the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute; Dr Sheila D. Tlou, Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for East and Southern Africa and Annette Mwansa Nkowane, Technical Officer, Department of Health Workforce, WHO.

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