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A photo of a WHO health professional wearing a stethoscope around his neckCountries have been supported in reforming health educational programmes and the possible use of problem-based learning approaches. Photo credit: WHOProgress

Work has been conducted with human resource development units in ministries of health to strengthen the governance function and ensure institutional responsiveness to human resources for health-related pressing needs and challenges. 

Guidance has been provided in the development of countrywide monitoring and evaluation systems to measure qualitative change and improvements over time.

Countries have been supported in reforming health educational programmes and the possible use of problem-based learning approaches.

The programme has been promoting the participation of national staff in regional and global taskforces and forums, which are held to tackle human resources for health challenges, including maldistribution, migration, retention, pre- and in-service training, leadership and financing.

The programme has also provided hands-on support to countries in proposal writing and submissions in the area of human resource development and decentralized governance, for example, cooperation with the GAVI Alliance, Global Fund and the Global Health Workforce Alliance, among others.

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