Low- and middle-income countries frequently face fragmented policies related to the health workforce. These policies are often static and may shift with the election of new political leadership. Civil society, communities, and health workers are frequently excluded from setting policy and planning for the health system, and the resulting health systems provide fewer opportunities for women, particularly for leadership positions.
Using proven approaches, HRH2030 helps countries incorporate the voice of civil society and the community into human resources for health (HRH) decision-making, increasing transparency and accountability. The program also strengthens national systems and professional associations to increase regulation of the health professions, including certification requirements and procedures. The program assists HRH leaders and managers to identify and address gender disparities both at the service delivery and management levels. With a focus on issues affecting both men and women, HRH2030 seeks to provide equal opportunities for professional development, striking a better gender balance among positions of authority.