Health workforce

Human resources for health (HRH) tools and guidelines

HRH planning

  • Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN)
    The Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) method is a human resource management tool. It provides health managers a systematic way to make staffing decisions in order to manage their valuable human resources well.
  • WPRO Workforce Projection Tool (WWPT) [pdf 862 kb]
    Developed by WHO Regional Office for Western Pacific (WPRO), this software application facilitates the production of comparative, cadre-specific and summary reports for health workforce projections and cost parameters. The results obtained by using the WWPT tool may serve as guideposts for countries to base their HRH plans and strategies.

  • Checklist for review of the human resource development component of national plans to control tuberculosis [pdf 282kb].
    Competent health care providers and managers are critical to the successful implementation of the Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) strategy to reach and sustain the targets for global tuberculosis (TB) control. The development and maintenance of a competent workforce for TB control is therefore a key component of the activities of national TB control programs. Structured in the form of questions to be answered and issues to be considered during the review process, the checklist has been developed as a tool to assist in a systematic review of the human resource development component of national TB programs.