Roadmap: implementing the WHO Global Code of Practice in the European Region



A well-performing health workforce is the backbone of an effective health system. Without adequate numbers of well-trained and motivated health workers, deployed equitably, people cannot access the health services they need. The effectiveness of health systems and the quality of health services depend signifi cantly on the knowledge, skills and motivation of health workers.

All Member States in the WHO European Region are experiencing signifi cant demographic, technological, political, socioeconomic and epidemiological changes that are affecting population health. Member States need to address imminently related health workforce challenges to meet current and future health needs.