Health Workforce—Data and Statistics
National and sub-national data on the health workforce is a pre-requisite for evidence-informed policy. Many countries and sub-national authorities face challenges in reporting and publishing a full account of the HRH situation; the information is often dispersed across institutions, with incomparable infrastructure and capacity constraints (especially in data collection and utilization). Amid these challenges future health and social protection systems are evolving, demanding new, intelligent responses to drive efficiency and improve outcomes.
HWF is engaged in multiple efforts and partnerships to: improve minimum, inter--operable data sets; enable national authorities to develop strategic intelligence on HRH; and inform health workforce projections in relation to population needs and health systems priorities