Understanding National Health Workforce Accounts
The National Health Workforce Accounts was developed as part of an action-plan to facilitate the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 (GSHRH). The NHWA presented in the Handbook contains a set of 90 core indicators, divided over ten modules. The goal is to guide and support countries develop evidence-based health workforce policies, regardless of the country’s stage of development, and is ultimately committed to transform global health, through the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC).
To achieve these goals, NHWA fulfills the following objectives:
- Generate reliable HRH information and evidence;
- Enable the planning, implementation and monitoring of workforce policies towards UHC;
- Improve the comparability of the health workforce nationally and globally; and
- Enable research to be performed about future trends regarding health workforce, systems and resilience planning.
The complimentary brochure published in MAY 2017 provides a background on NHWA and answers FAQ about its objectives, approaches and an overview of its structure.