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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Toolkit to help European Region move towards sustainable health workforce now available online

A toolkit designed to raise awareness in countries that the health workforce is an essential investment in universal health coverage is now available online. The toolkit was produced by WHO/Europe, in collaboration with regional experts.

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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.

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