Regional Strategy for the Development of Human resource for Health
Abstract1. Health for ail, through primary health care, proclaimed twenty years ago at the Alma-Ata Conference, will remain a major objective for the years and century to come. 2. Among the many resources to be mobilized to this end, human resources constitute the most precious. Unfortunately, they have not always received the attention they deserve, hence the persisting significant gaps between ongoing reforms in the health sector and the management of human resources for health. Il is therefore crucial !hat the changes taking place in the organization, functioning and financing of health care systems be accompanied by appropriate measures for developing both human resources for health and supporting institutions. 3. The strategy proposed in this document aims to strengthen the capacity of Member States to optimize the utilization of their human resources for health with a view to achieving the health objectives of the Region. 4. This strategy is essentially grounded on the following: harmonization of global and national health policies with the development of human resources for health, including in the private sector; strengthening of institutional capacity; reorientation of medical training and practice; coverage of the whole country by competent and motivated health teams; research on the development of human resources for health; and regulation of professional practice. 5. The Regional Committee is invited to examine the proposed strategy and to make suggestions for developing human resources for health and accelerating the implementation of the new health for ail policy in the African Region.
Regional Committee for Africa, 48. (1998). Regional Strategy for the Development of Human resource for Health. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Africa. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/1747