What countries can do now: twenty-nine actions to scale-up and improve the health workforce


World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Alliance

Publication details

Number of pages: 24
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English


This document explains seven financing and economic issues that matter for health workforce scale-up and financing. It then states twenty-nine actions that policy-makers could take right away to address the issues, independent of any long-term HRH interventions in progress.

The seven issues are closely connected and interdependent. Some of them, such as fiscal space and funding health workforce employment, are relevant to global policymakers and development partners as well as country-level policy-makers. Others, such as in-service and pre-service training, deployment, efficiency, and resource management, are mainly for country-level policy-makers to tackle.