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.More on recent global and regional efforts
Top storyNurse Ana Sajovic: delivering care in people’s homes
Ana Sajovic is a community nurse in a health care centre in Kranj, Slovenia. In recognition and appreciation of the contribution of nurses like Ana, WHO has designated 2020 – which is also the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale – the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
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MultimediaLauren 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.