Health workforce

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Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020

19 August 2019 – Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people and generally meeting everyday essential health needs. They are often, the first and only point of care in their communities. The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.

» Strengthening the nursing workforce to advance universal health coverage in the Region (resolution EM/RC66/R.3)

Framework_for_actionThe Framework for Action on Health Workforce Development in the Eastern Mediterranean Region 2017–2030

The Framework for Action on Health Workforce Development in the Eastern Mediterranean Region 2017-2030 was endorsed at the 64th Regional Committee in Islamabad, Pakistan in October 2017.

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Sustainable Development Goals target (3c)

Substantially increase health financing, and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, …