Understanding National Health Workforce Accounts

Health Workforce Department, World Health Organization, 2017

20 pp. 2.6 MB

The purpose of the National Health Workforce Accounts (NHWA) is to facilitate the standardization of a health workforce information system in order to improve data quality, as well as to support tracking Human Resources for Health (HRH) policy performance towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The NHWA is built up of core indicators and data characteristics that can be progressively measured in order to:

  • generate reliable HRH information and evidence;
  • enable the planning, implementation and monitoring of workforce policies towards UHC;
  • improve the comparability of the health workforce nationally and globally; and
  • enable research to be performed about future trends regarding health workforce, systems and resilience planning.
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