Health topics

Human resources for health


Countries in the Western Pacific Region are working hard to address the challenges of developing and sustaining a health workforce that is sufficient, competent, responsive and adequately supported to meet population needs.

WHO’s key areas for support include:

  • Health workforce strategic response to evolving and unmet health service needs
  • Health workforce education, training and continuing competence
  • Health workforce utilization, management and retention
  • Health workforce governance, leadership and partnerships for sustained HRH contributions to improved populations outcomes