Health workforce

Nurse_holding_a_babyExecutive Board announces the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and midwife”

30 January 2019, Geneva - The Executive Board, today, announced the year 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and midwife”, in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. The year 2020 is significant for WHO in the context of nursing and midwifery strengthening for Universal Health Coverage. WHO is leading the development of the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing report which will be launched in 2020, prior to the 73rd World Health Assembly. The report will describe the nursing workforce in WHO Member States, providing an assessment of “fitness for purpose” relative to GPW13 targets.

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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. Building on the Global strategy on human resources for health and recommendations from the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, the Framework for action for health workforce development in the Eastern Mediterranean Region guides to address major health workforce challenges faced in the Region.

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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, …

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