Health workforce

Health Workforce — Nursing and midwifery


Over the years, resolutions on nursing and midwifery adopted by the WHO World Health Assembly have helped to provide a strong foundation for strengthening nursing and midwifery services. The most recent resolution, WHA 64.7, gives WHO the mandate to develop and strengthen strategies such as: capacity of nursing and midwifery workforce through the provision of support to Member States on developing targets, action plans and forging strong interdisciplinary health teams as well as strengthening the dataset on nursing and midwifery. The mandates have been operationalized through the various strategic directions of strengthening nursing and midwifery. The Global strategic directions for strengthening nursing and midwifery 2016–2020, being the third in the series follows the versions of 2002–2008 and 2011–2015.