Worldwide the demand for health workers is expected to double to 80 million health workers by 2030 leaving a global shortfall of 18 million health workers in primarily low and lower-middle income countries. Health workers play a pivotal role in improving health, but also in the wider economy. A deeper understanding of the health and social workforce, including the required investment, has become imperative to achieve efficient, effective, resilient and sustainable health systems.
The Health Labour Markets Unit of the Department is responsible for providing policy advice and technical support for the development of health workforce policies, plans and capacity building initiatives with a particular focus on health labour market analysis, health workforce planning, forecasting and modelling.
- Developing health labour market analysis modules and training (e-learning modules in development);
- GHWN Health Labour Market Hub, for sharing methods, information and evidence to support policy decision making;
- Facilitating the development of health workforce observatories;
- Country support for Health Labour Market Analysis.
- Health labor market analysis for policy development and planning;
- Data for planning;
- Strengthening health workforce information systems;
- Advocacy for job creation;
- Midwifery school’s accreditation;
- Strategy development for health services need base recruitment, deployment and retention of health workforce;
- Strengthening the accessibility to qualified professionals especially in rural area;
- Advocacy for investments in health systems strengthening and the health and social workforce.