National Health Workforce Account Workshop

From July 17 to 19, 2019, the National Health Workforce Account Workshop was held in the city of Miami for English-speaking countries. The workshop was organized by the World Health Organization and the Regional Office of the Pan American Health Organization.

Objectives

  • Introduce the NHWA concept, modules and requirements;
  • Present the NHWA implementation guide including the online platform for data storing and reporting;
  • Review health workforce information challenges in the Region
  • Take stock of the existing Health Workforce data sources at country level (HRIS, HRH observatories, HIS, surveys, etc.) in terms of data flows, strengths and weaknesses;
  • Agree on the next steps at country and regional level to strengthen mechanisms that ensure the monitoring of HRH data and improve health workforce information
  • Inform participants about The State of World’s Nursing (SOWN) Report and the State of the World’s Midwifery Report to be launched in 2020 and to agree about the data to be collected for the 37 indicators in the NHWA platform related to nursing.

Agenda and Participants

Presentations

Setting the scene: WHO Global and PAHO commitments towards a sustainable health workforce within strengthened health systems

Strengthening data on human resources for health and applications that support analytical approaches to HRH policy and planning. Status of health information in the region and challenges in obtaining valid data on health workforce in the Region

Introduction to the National Health Workforce Accounts (NHWA)

How can NHWA implementation support decision making

State of the World’s Nursing (SOWN)

Additional material

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