The chronic under-investment in education and training of health workers in some countries and the mismatch between education and employment strategies in relation to health systems and population needs are contributing to continuous shortages. These are compounded by difficulties in deploying health workers to rural, remote and under-served areas. Moreover, the increasing international migration of health workers may exacerbate health workforce shortfalls, particularly in low- and lower-middle income countries. Human resources for health information systems are often weak to take stock of selected health workers from the public sector.
- Promote the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health;
- Provide integrated, people-centered health services devoid of stigma and discrimination;
- Foster empowered and engaged communities;
- Uphold the personal, employment and professional rights of all health workers, including safe and decent working environments and freedom from all kinds of discrimination, coercion and violence;
- Eliminate gender-based violence, discrimination and harassment;
- Promote international collaboration and solidarity in alignment with national priorities;
- Ensure ethical recruitment practices in conformity with the provisions of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel;
- Mobilize and sustain political and financial commitment and foster inclusiveness and collaboration across sectors and constituencies;
- Promote innovation and the use of evidence.
The Working for Health Programme is a joint WHO, ILO and OECD programme to expand and transform the health and social workforce to drive inclusive economic growth and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Global Health Workforce Network was established in 2016, following a request by select Member States and building on a proposal by the Board of the Global Health Workforce Alliance. The Network operates within WHO as a global mechanism for stakeholder consultation, dialogue and coordination on comprehensive and coherent health workforce policies in support of the implementation of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health and the recommendations the Commission.
Key national and local partners
- Ministries of Health, Education, Labour, Finance, National Planning, Gender, Youth;
- Professional associations and trade unions;
- Regulatory authorities;
- Private providers;
- Civil society.
International Labour Organization (ILO), The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), The World Bank, The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), The European Union (EU), International NGOs.
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additional nurses and midwives needed by 2030 to reach Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health.
of the health and social workforce are women compared to 41% in all employment sectors.