Health workforce

The health workforce is central to managing and delivering health services in all countries. The ability of health systems to perform well and respond appropriately to the new challenges they face is strongly influenced by the availability of health workers with relevant skills, in sufficient numbers, located where they are needed, and working in an environment that motivates and engages them.

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Greek health reform: opening of new primary health care units

On 13 December, the Greek government inaugurated 3 local health units in the wider urban area of Thessaloniki, with the aim of reducing inequalities and barriers to accessing quality health services. The health units, established in the Ambelokipi, Evosmos and Pavlos Melas areas, are the first of their kind in the country. They are part of the government’s broader efforts towards establishing modern, people-centred primary health care services in Greece.


Lauren Marie Grech, midwifery student, Malta

Through her experience training to be a midwife, Lauren describes how societal developments and technology are changing this health profession.

Nurses and midwives: committed to delivering the highest quality care


Tomorrow’s human resources for health – today’s priority

Public Health Panorama, September 2017

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