In May 2014, the 67th World Health Assembly the Director-General to develop and submit a new global strategy on human resources for health to be considered by the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016. This strategy represents a critical component of the WHO strategic vision towards universal health coverage (UHC) in the framework of the post 2015 health development agenda . The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 is now open for public consultation until 31 August 2015. The draft will also be discussed at various global health events as well as a number of WHO regional technical consultations. This global dialogue will inform the continuing improvement of the draft and a final version to be submitted to the WHO Executive Board in January 2016.
The first Consultation of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health (GSHRH) was held on 17 June 2015 on the fringes of the ICN Conference. The Consultations provided a forum for discussion of the draft Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health & the Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Directions (2016-2020).
New WHO and World Bank Group report shows that 400 million do not have access to essential health services
June 12, 2015 -- A World Health Organization and World Bank Group report launched today shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending.
WHO, USAID, World Bank, Countries and Partners Align on New Way Forward to Measure Impact of Country Health Programs
June 9, 2015—The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Bank Group, World Health Organization (WHO), and countries and partners are coming together today for a 3 day high-level summit, Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health, to examine and advance a common agenda for health measurement as we move into the post-2015 development era.