DRAFT for consultation
Health Workforce Department, World Health Organization, 2015
WHO has been setting the agenda on health workforce issues since the World Health Report 2006 – Working Together for Health, which generated unprecedented attention to human resources for health (HRH). The report called for a decade of action on HRH, and acted as a catalyst for numerous policy initiatives and the adoption of several resolutions on this matter. The 68th World Health Assembly in 2015 reiterated the centrality of the health workforce across different areas of work of WHO, including the discourse on resilient health systems and the resolutions on surgical care and the global emergency health workforce, among others.