What We Do


We strive to build the accessible, available, acceptable, and high-quality health workforce needed to improve health outcomes and advance universal health coverage. The following objectives drive our technical approach and parallel the focus areas set forth in the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030.

Increase Health Workforce Performance and Productivity

Improve service delivery models, strengthen in-service training capacity and continuing professional development programs, and increase the capacity of managers to manage HRH resources more efficiently.

Increase Number, Skill Mix, and Competency of the Health Workforce

Ensure that the right kind of HRH, with the right skills, are located in the right places. HRH2030 also builds capacity of educational institutions to equip students with competencies that match patients’ needs.

Strengthen HRH/HSS Leadership and Governance

Promote transparency in HRH decisions, strengthen the regulatory environment, improve management capacity, reduce gender disparities, and improve multi-sectoral collaboration for advancing the HRH agenda.

Build Sustainability of Investment in the Health Workforce

Increase the utilization of HRH data for accurate decision-making with the aim of increasing investment in educating, training, and managing a fit-for-purpose and fit-for-practice health workforce.