Strategy and policy

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The overall strategy of the observatory is to provide a framework to formulate a general agenda and support an inter-institutional and intersectoral environment for the development of the Human Resources for Health (HRH) policies at the regional and national level, reinforcing the use of available information.

A transnational agenda of human resources issues is currently taking shape to ensure a comprehensive approach to HRH challenges. A perspective for the coming years would be the constitution of regional or subregional forums or policy dialogues on action fields and priority topics, such as inequities in the distribution of health personnel, international migration of health workers, homologation or accreditation of education programmes, among others.

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Resolutions and technical papers

Health professions education directory

Health professions education directoryThe directory is meant to be a tool for all institutes, professionals, students, communities and other organizations interested in the process of educating health professionals in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. 

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Statistics and figures

Density of health workforce in the Region per 1000 in 2011

Physicians 1.2

Nurses 1.8

Dentists 0.3

Pharmacists 0.5