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