In May 2014, the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA67.24 on Follow-up of the Recife Political Declaration on Human Resources for Health: renewed commitments towards universal health coverage. In paragraph 4(2) of that resolution, Member States requested the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop and submit a new global strategy for human resources for health (HRH) for consideration by the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly.
A synthesis paper was published in February 2015 and informed the initial version of the Global Strategy. An extensive consultation process on the draft version was launched in March 2015. Feedback and guidance from the consultation process were reflected in the current version of the Global Strategy, which was also aligned with, and informed by the WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services.
The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030 is primarily aimed at planners and policy-makers of Member States, but its contents are of value to all relevant stakeholders in the health workforce area, including public and private sector employers, professional associations, education and training institutions, labour unions, bilateral and multilateral development partners, international organizations, and civil society. (abbreviated author introduction)