Health professionals demand stronger healthcare systems and more investment in the workforce to improve global health outcomes.
WHPA launches its Stand Up for Positive Practice Environments Campaign.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented stress on health systems globally and has increased the need for productive, supported health professionals and other healthcare workers. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank projected a shortfall of 18 million healthcare workers by 2030, primarily in low- and lower-middle-income countries. There is a pressing need to invest in the health workforce. This pandemic has further highlighted the very real need for Positive Practice Environments – healthcare settings that support decent working conditions, attract and retain staff, provide quality patient care, strive for excellence and strengthen the health sector as a whole.