Human Resources for Health

Strengthening the Health Workforce

Health systems can only function with health workers. WHO estimates a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030, mostly in low- and lower-middle income countries. Increasing the number of health workers with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time must be supported by effective needs analysis, equitable policy reforms, and efficient planning and management. We offer broad expertise in working with counterparts to use Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) methods, improve workforce policy and planning, and develop effective recruitment; deployment; retention; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and performance management processes.