Profile of human resources for health

Kostovska Milevska, Neda and Zisovska, Elizabeta and Dimkovski, Vladimir (2017) Profile of human resources for health. Working Paper. Ministry of Health, Skopje.

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In 2016, the Global Strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030 has been adopted, outlining policy options for WHO Member States, responsibilities of the WHO Secretariat and recommendations for other stakeholders on how to: optimize the health workforce to accelerate progress towards UHC and the SDGs; understand and prepare for future needs of health systems, harnessing the rising demand in health labour markets to maximize job creation and economic growth; build the institutional capacity to implement this agenda; and strengthen data on HRH for monitoring and ensuring accountability of implementation of both national strategies and the Global Strategy itself. In the light of the above, Macedonia has initiated the process of development of an Action Plan for Human Resources for Health (HRH), precedent to which is situation analysis and defining the potentials for the future, depicted in this Human Resources for Health profile. Data was gathered throughout 2016 and first quarter of 2017, from national and international sources. The approach taken was analysis of human resources in the health sector; initial considerations of other human resources working for health have shown that a much wider theoretical framework, definitions and data sources are needed, which are currently not available in the needed format. Analysis of available data showed that there is significant lack of human resources in health sector in general, and in specific areas in particular. The profile clearly points to the need for development of comprehensive action plan for human resources, in line with the current legislation and policy frameworks of the country. Also, given the dynamics of labor market, and health system in particular, country could benefit from establishment of electronic database of human resources in health, which can serve as real time monitoring and assessment tool of the future needs, both in terms of development, employment and utilization of the health workforce.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Elizabeta Zisovska
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 08:08
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 08:09

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