Human resources for health—investing in action
The Lancet The global humanitarian crises threaten health workers disproportionately. Many have already lost their lives either in the fight against Ebola or in any of the current military conflicts such as in Syria. The existing problem of the global shortage of health workers is further strengthened with devastating effects on fragile health systems.
In another attempt to tackle these enormous challenges WHO has developed a new strategy - Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health, Workforce 2030 - which will be adopted at this year's World Health Assembly in May 2016. One of the main objectives is to intensify cooperation with all governments and a variety of non-governmental organizations in order to accelerate the commitment in the health workforce worldwide emphatically. (Photo: UNMEER / Flickr)