Making health workers count - Global Health Workforce Alliance - Annual Report 2012

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Global Health Workforce Alliance

Global Health Workforce Alliance Annual Report 2012

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Number of pages: 48
Publication date: 2012


The Global Health Workforce Alliance (the Alliance) has played a catalytic role in responding to the severe global shortage of health workers. During its first five years from 2006–2011, the Alliance led a movement that focused worldwide attention on the human resources for health (HRH) crisis and mobilized action to increase recognition of health workers. Major progress has been made in many countries in response to the HRH challenges.

This year has been a critical period of transition between the first five years of the Alliance and the introduction of the new strategy for 2013-2016, and a time to take stock of progress, and the new HRH landscapes and challenges. Despite significant success in addressing the HRH crisis, major challenges remain.