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 13 September 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.
By Jim Campbell, Director, Health Workforce Department, WHO, Executive Director, Global Health Workforce Alliance.
Most health workers probably don’t think of themselves as humanitarians. But a humanitarian is someone who seeks to promote the welfare of others – and that’s exactly what health workers do every day.
A tribute to health workers #ThanksHealthHero
On this 12th World Humanitarian Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is drawing the world’s attention to the contributions and sacrifices of health workers who respond to humanitarian crises.
Addis Ababa Call to Action on a high-level ministerial meeting on investing in human resources for health for sustainable development
Ministers of Finance and Economy and Ministers of Health from African countries assembled in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 July 2015, at the margins of the 3rd international conference on financing for development, to share experiences and discuss on investing in human resources for health for sustainable development.