Health workforce

Cuba Human Resources in Health Planning Workshop

Havana, Cuba, 27-29 April 2009

The objective of the workshop was to gather impressions from the Provincial Health Policy Units of Cuba, on the usefulness and best methodologies for human resources planning. Twenty regional goals for HRH, under the framework of the Decade for Human Resources, were discussed, as well as the challenges and opportunities for change. Among the topics were health system factors, including impacts of decentralization of responsibilities of health services provision. The role of the Observatories for Human Resources in Health was also highlighted, as not only a space for the collection of information, but also as a forum where a new form of planning can be developed. The workshop was organized by the Planning unit at the Ministry of Health of Cuba and the Pan American Health Organization.