Health workforce

Reviewing the relevance and effectiveness of the WHO Global Code of Practice: Call for papers - Deadline extended until 28 February

The Human Resources for Health journal in collaboration with the World Health Organization, and the Global Health Workforce Alliance , is inviting research to gather new evidence on the relevance and effectiveness of the Code since its adoption in 2010, and to inform the five-year review of the Code, scheduled for the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2015. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 28 February 2015

Invitation to tender for estimating requirements for the global strategy on human resources for health

The objective of this assignment is for the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the World Bank and other stakeholder, to identify the health workforce requirements for the implementation of the WHO global strategy on human resources for health and for the attainment of the health targets envisaged under the emerging Sustainable Development Goals, and the corresponding financing and costing estimates under a range of different possible scenarios. The development of the estimates will contribute to the contents of the WHO global strategy on human resources for health, as well as represent a stand-alone research activity aiming to inform future efforts in support of global health workforce initiatives. The invitation to tender outlines the expectations and requirements of this assignment. The deadline for submissions is 8 March 2015.

eLearning as good as traditional training for health professionals: where is the evidence?

Electronic learning could enable millions more students to train as doctors and nurses worldwide, according to research.
A new systematic review of the literature commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and carried out by Imperial College London researchers aiming at establishing the evidence-base for eLearning concludes that eLearning is likely to be as effective as traditional methods for training health professionals.

Reversing a global health workforce crisis

In a new Editorial of the WHO Bulletin, authors Michel Sidibé & James Campbell address the urgent need to upgrade our current model of human resources for health and talk us through the requirements of reversing a global health workforce crisis.

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HRH upcoming events

2 - 6 February

2ème Atelier sur la qualité de la formation et la régulation de la profession de sage-femme : progrès réalisés dans les pays francophones
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

8 - 9 February

Midwifery research meeting - Bahrain collaborating centre

23 February

Does the world have enough midwives?
Geneva, Switzerland

24 February

Lancet Midwifery Francophone meeting
Geneva, Switzerland

23 - 24 February

Regional Nursing Forum on the future of Nursing
Amman, Jordan

25 - 26 February

18 GHWA Board meeting
Geneva, Switzerland

HRH Milestones

Health Workforce team and HRH Regional Advisors

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