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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RC66 side event informs of the report of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

“Health is an investment, not an expense”, was the overarching message of a side event organized on 14 September 2016, in association with the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC66). The event informed delegates at the Regional Committee meeting of the launch of the report of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, scheduled for 20 September 2016.

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Global shortages in health workforce numbers can mount up to 9.9 million medical doctors, nurses and midwives by 2030.

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

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