Health workforce

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, joint hands with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to celebrate the end of another successful nurse leadership course. The International Council of Nurses in partnership with the Burdett Trust for Nursing offers an advanced leadership programme for senior level nurses and/or midwives in developed and developing countries across the world. On 12 September 2014, 35 distinguished nurse leaders from across the globe celebrated their graduation from the ICN-Burdett Global Nursing in Geneva, Switzerland.

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