Strengthening Human Resources for Health Worldwide.

Human Resources for Health in 2030

Project Dates: September 2015 - August 2020
In many low- and middle-income countries, health systems face shortages of qualified health workers, and decision-makers lack the data and tools needed to optimize existing resources.

A skilled, well-distributed health workforce is essential to improve people’s access to high-quality health care. The strength of a country’s health workforce has a far-reaching impact, affecting the country’s ability to diagnose and treat people living with HIV/AIDS, protect communities from infectious diseases, achieve the global goals of Family Planning 2020, and prevent maternal and child deaths. The HRH2030 (Human Resources for Health in 2030) program works in low- and middle-income countries to improve the quality of their national health systems. HRH2030 collaborates with countries to build the capacity of their leaders at all levels and enable them to address their health workforce challenges — such as recruitment, staffing, training, productivity, performance, motivation, and retention challenges — with evidence-based, sustainable solutions.

Learn more about our global HRH2030 (Human Resources for Health in 2030) project.

Project Goals


  • Increase the performance and productivity of the health workforces in low- and middle-income countries, strengthening in-service training for these workforces and increasing their management capacity to improve how they deliver health services
  • Ensure that qualified health workers with the necessary skills are strategically located to address HRH challenges
  • Strengthen leadership and governance of health systems through increased transparency, management capacity, gender equity, and multi-sectoral collaboration
  • Improve countries’ abilities to collect and analyze HRH data to optimize existing resources and make the case for increased investment in health workforces

Our Impact Strengthening Health Systems and Access in Senegal

To improve health systems, the government of Senegal is creating tools, policies, and processes to ensure quality health service delivery.

In many low- and middle-income countries, health systems face shortages of qualified health workers, and decision-makers lack the data and tools needed to optimize existing resources.

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Our Impact Closing the Gap in HIV

A new tool from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), tested in Malawi and Zambia, brings the HIV landscape into focus by unearthing data to address current staffing challenges in HIV healthcare facilities.

In many low- and middle-income countries, health systems face shortages of qualified health workers, and decision-makers lack the data and tools needed to optimize existing resources.

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