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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Member States adopt resolution to move towards a sustainable health workforce

Resolution EUR/RC67/R5 aims to accelerate efforts towards achieving a sustainable health workforce, to engage the relevant sectors and to ensure effective implementation of the framework for action; it was adopted by consensus.

EUR/RC67/R5 – Towards a sustainable health workforce in the WHO European Region: framework for action


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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