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Title: Regional guidelines for development of health workforce strategic plans in countries of the South-East Asia Region
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: It is an established fact that the 11 Member States of the South-East Asia Region are home to approximately 25% of the world's population and bear almost 30% of the global disease burden. In this context, the World Health Report 2006 highlighted the main role to be played by the health workforce (HWF). Countries need to overcome the shortage of HWF that has been identified as the most significant constraint for efforts to reach the health-related MDGs. Every country is unique in its needs and capacities. As a result, the whole process of strategic planning and implementation should be based on evidence generated through HWF situation analysis that is flexible and interactive. These guidelines have been developed based on the WHO/SEARO "Regional Strategic Plan for HWF Development" and are designed to serve as a tool in developing country-specific HWF strategic planning.
ISBN: 9789290223443
Appears in Collections:SEARO Publications

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