Strengthening human resources for MNCH

Achieving universal coverage of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services will require an additional two million health care workers globally. This calls for concerted efforts among all partners to ensure the necessary training, deployment and retention of staff. The outputs for PA 4 include:

  • Ensure that MNCH aspects of HR are adequately included in national health plans and human resource plans;
  • Commission research and analysis relating to MNCH content of human resource issues;
  • Strengthen health care professional associations and involve them in MNCH policies, planning and initiatives at country level.