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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Nursing and midwifery leaders report progress towards “health for all” goals

Chief nursing officers, national nursing and midwifery associations and WHO collaborating centres from across the WHO European Region reported positive developments in nursing and midwifery towards achieving Health 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals during a meeting in Athens on 3–4 October 2018


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.