Workplace issues get a new profile

The Positive Practice Environments Campaign, in which WCPT is a partner, has a new website ( The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of the environment in which health professionals practice, and how it can affect recruitment and retention of staff.

This is especially important in the light of a global health workforce shortage and the deterioration in working conditions worldwide, say the campaign’s six core partners, which also include the International Council of Nurses and the World Medical Association.

The campaign’s website contains details of how the campaign will try to raise awareness, identify good practice and develop tools for managers and health professionals in the field. It is also carrying out national and local demonstration projects in Morocco, Uganda and Zambia to improve practice environments.