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Man is examined by a doctor in a mobile clinic supported by WHO in a Kabul IDP camp PHOTO WHO R Akbar

A number of global and regional strategies, resolutions and documents provide strategic guidance for health workforce development at regional and national levels.

The "Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030", adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2016, outlines policy options for WHO Member States, responsibilities of the WHO Secretariat and recommendations for other stakeholders.

The "WHO Global Strategic Directions for Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery 2016–2020" is the principal global guiding document for the development of nursing and midwifery in Member States. The launch of this document took place at the Global Forum for Government chief Nursing and Midwifery Officers on 18 May 2016, Geneva, Switzerland

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 was endorsed at the 64th Regional Committee in Islamabad, Pakistan in October 2017 to address health workforce challenges in achieving universal health coverage and the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Strategies and frameworks

Draft_framework_for_actionDraft Framework for action for health workforce development in the Region, 2017–2030

glob_strat4human-resGlobal Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 

midwifery16-20-110pxWHO Global Strategic Directions for Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery 2016–2020 

Eastern_Mediterranean_framework_for_action_on_reforming_medical_educationEastern Mediterranean framework for action on reforming medical education

Framework_for_actionEastern Mediterrranean framework for action to strengthen nursing and midwifery (2016-2025) 

Governing Bodies documentation

Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean resolutions

Technical papers

World Health Assembly resolutions