Human resources for health

Education

Health professions education

Scaling up educational capacities and programmes to produce multi-disciplinary service delivery teams is essential. The shortage of health workers is compounded by the fact that their skills, competencies, clinical experience, and expectations are often poorly suited to the health needs of the populations they serve. Establishing and applying academic standards, entry-to-practice competencies and faculty development initiatives, with continual strengthening of regulatory frameworks and the operational work of regulatory bodies, are important actions to improve quality education, practice standards and accreditation capacities in Member States.

The Human Resources for Health team within WPRO works with Member States to scale up the health workforce education both to increase the quantity, and to improve the quality and relevance of health workers to meet the needs of the 21st century and contribute to better population health outcomes.