Thursday, May 30, 2024
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (EDT)

As the deadlines for reporting the global commitments draw near for the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA), it becomes imperative to extend robust support to countries in their data collection and reporting related to the National Health Workforce Account (NHWA) platform, as it serves as a repository of information essential for fulfilling these commitments.
Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) provided NHWA Focal Points with pertinent information regarding the SoWN report, including country profiles with the nursing indicators being collected. Moreover, in March, a webinar was conducted to offer guidance and assistance for this year's data collection process. 

To ensure adequate data preparation for the reports, the deadline for this year's data cycle collection in the NHWA platform has been set to June 30, 2024. The focus of this year's global reporting will encompass various aspects, including:

  1. Health workers stock by occupation for the SDG 3.c.1 report, and the Global strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030 (WHA69.19).
  2. Data on the global status of nursing for the State of World’s Nursing (SoWN) report and the Strengthening nursing and midwifery: investments in education, jobs, leadership, and service delivery (WHA74.15).
  3. NHWA Indicators 1-07 and 1-08 on the migration of health workers for the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (WHA63.16).
  4. Other health occupations: community health workers (WHA72.3), traditional medicine and complementary health workers (WHA72.3), epidemiologists, and field epidemiologists (WHA75.17).

Human Resources for Health  Evidence and information in human resources for health

Objective(s) of the meeting: 

This webinar will provide further information and interaction with countries' focal points in navigating the intricacies of data collection and reporting, ensuring the fulfillment of their commitments for the forthcoming World Health Assembly.

Brief synthesis of the topics: 
  • Regional implementation plan
  • NHWA data for reporting commitments and thematic focus areas 
Speakers. Brief summary of the curriculum: 
  • Isabel Duré, International Consultant, PAHO/WHO
  • E. Benjamín Puertas, Unit Chief, Human Resources for Health, PAHO/WHO
  • Gisele Almeida, HRH Evidence & Information Team Coordinator 
  • Mathieu Boniol, Statistician, WHO
  • Ana Paula Cavalcante, International Consultant, PAHO/WHO 
  • Mariana Lopes, International Consultant, PAHO/WHO
Human Resources for Health, HRH Evidence & Information
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