Scaling up health workforce production: a concept paper towards the implementation of World Health Assembly resolution WHA 59.23

World Health Organization, concept paper

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 16
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English


This concept paper outlines strategies to implement resolution WHA 59.23 on scale up of health workers.

Necessary steps include strengthening production capacity (including infrastructure, training faculty, and organizational and operational capacity and performance), producing a responsive skills mix, prioritising mid-level and community health workers, and establishing regulatory frameworks for professional training and practice. The rapid scale up of the health workforce will require partnership and support at the international level.