Meeting of the Africa Health Workforce Observatory


The Africa Health Workforce Observatory is a cooperative initiative among several African countries and organizations to improve human resource policy decisions. The Observatory is intended to be a strong vehicle for sharing information and capacity building to improve health workforce development.

The East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA), the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the Capacity Project have organized the first meeting of the Africa Health Workforce Observatory on September 25 – 29 at the ECSA headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania to initiate and discuss the further development of the Observatory in each country. The focus of the first meeting will be health workforce information, analysing and building evidence on labour market dynamics and discussion about the future of the Observatory. The participants will come from 15 African countries and will include human resources directors, researchers, academics, heads of HIS/HRIS and professional regulatory bodies.

The objectives of meeting are to:

  • Introduce and mobilize support for the Observatory at the regional and national level.
  • Identify key health workforce policy issues.
  • Discuss health workforce information and monitoring systems, including key indicators and methods for sharing data.
  • Discuss methods for health workforce supply and demand analysis.
  • Identify issues to be submitted to the ministerial meeting.

Read more about the meeting on the Capacity Project website.

For more information about the Observatory, contact ECSA.

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