The ability of a country to meet its health goals depends largely on the knowledge, skills, motivation and deployment of the people responsible for organizing and delivering health services. Numerous studies show evidence of a direct and positive link between the numbers of health workers and population health outcomes (1, 2). 1
Goal 1. To ensure the health workforce is providing equitable and quality health care services.
  • To ensure the health workers are working in their respective jobs according to their job descriptions
  • To develop and implement mechanisms for monitoring health worker performance
  • To provide ongoing opportunities for continuing training for clinical skills, public health, administration and management
  • To create a learning environment for all health workers
  • To maximize the productivity of the health workers through a task shifting strategy
Goal 2. To increase the availability of health workers in a geographically equitable.
  • To standardize health worker coverage at all health worker levels by population, facility, administration level, and geography
Goal 3. To strengthen the human resource policy.
  • To strengthen the human resource policy and implementation at all levels related to training, ethics and overall performance
  • To strengthen the policy for recruitment and retention
  • To provide adequate financial incentives for workers and their families
  • To provide a safe work environment
  • To provide non-monetary incentives to health workers at all levels
Goal 4. To explore opportunities for workforce accreditation or certification
  • Review curricula and scope of practice of all the health workforce for a Federal Health System


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  1. World Health Organization, ed. Monitoring the Building Blocks of Health Systems: A Handbook of Indicators and Their Measurement Strategies. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2010.