Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Health Workforce

Women's share of employment in the health and social sector versus total employment, by WHO region, average values for the period 2005-2014

67% of those employed in health and social sector employment are women indicating an over time increase in women’s representation in the health sector. In most countries, women’s share of employment in the health and social sector is much higher than their share of employment in the economy as a whole.

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Community Health Workers

Only 6%of community health nursing professionals studied were performing roles in health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitative care



Human Resources for Health Observer

National laws and policies for health workers

40%of the countries that reported to the ‘WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel’ have introduced or are developing national laws and policies, consistent with the WHO health worker migration Code

WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

Antibiotic resistance and health worker roles

25 000 people die in the European region alone due to an infection with a resistant bacterial strain. Combating AMR requires skilled health-care workers with relevant competencies

Mapping educational opportunities and resources for health-care workers to learn about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship