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Adequately resourced and appropriately structured human resources are essential for health service provision. Here are projects WCPT is involved in and other useful links.
WCPT and partners from other health professional bodies are collaborating with the Global Health Workforce Alliance (see below) in a campaign to improve work environments and support staff recruitment and retention through the development of PPEs.
CapacityPlus develops free and open technologies and tools for supporting the health workforce and health workforce monitoring. The tools are consistent with international standards and available in English, French and Portuguese. The ‘Knowledge Library’ includes resources on a range of topics such as global leadership, education and training and work effectiveness.
The Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) was created in 2006 to address the chronic critical shortage of health workers worldwide. It is a partnership of national governments, civil society, international agencies, finance institutions, researchers, educators and professional associations.
- a dedicated YouTube channel focusing on health workforce issues
- a microsite to highlight and raise awareness of the global health workforce crisis
- a quarterly GHWA newsletter providing information about recent publications published by the alliance or its members.
It jointly organised two global forums on human resources for health and details of proceedings can be found at www.who.int/workforcealliance/forum/en
The Human Resources for Health Global Resource Center provides a variety of resources including a report from the 2007 conference, A Call to Action: Ensuring Global Human Resources for Health, presenting recommendations on ways to scale up workforces and health systems infrastructure in both developing and developed countries. Webcasts of the plenary sessions from this conference are available.
The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. They permit professors, researchers and other senior academics to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges around the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work.
The International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM) works to address gaps in policy, research and information with regard to migrant nurse workforce and serves as an international resource for the development, promotion and dissemination of documentation on nurse migration. It produces ICNM newsletters.
An intergovernmental organisation established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
It has produced a summary report of its Inter-Sessional Seminor on Migration and Human Resources for Health held in 2006.
The World Health Organization provides information on human resource issues, including a Report on policies and practices of countries that are experiencing a crisis in human resources for health and the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel.