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The Fifth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health will be held from 3 to 5 April 2023, during World Health Worker Week.

The Forum will be held under the theme of Protecting, safeguarding, and investing in the health and care workforce. Marking more than five years since the adoption of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, the Forum will provide updates on progress in its implementation and share evidence and experiences on workforce development, as well as opportunities for a post COVID-19 era that will inform the implementation of the Working for Health 2022-2030 Action Plan. It will examine the required policy solutions, investments, and multi-sectoral partnerships to address health and care workforce challenges and advance health systems towards universal health coverage and health security. The outcomes of the Forum will inform the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting on UHC in September 2023.

The Forum is intersectoral and will engage participation from a range of actors, including high-impact decision-makers, across education, finance, gender, health, labour/employment, and migration sectors. The format will be hybrid. In person participation will be for speakers participating in the high-level roundtable dialogue. Parallel sessions and other learning and networking activities will be held virtually and available upon registration through an IT platform dedicated for the Forum. The language of the Forum will be English with simultaneous interpretation available for the high-level roundtables.


  • To share progress on the implementation of the Global Strategy on HRH: workforce 2030, and the SDG agenda
  • To examine the required policy options and investments to address global health and care workforce challenges and build capacities and capabilities to advance health systems towards UHC and global health security
  • To identify opportunities for countries of all income classification to develop and align intersectoral activities, engaging relevant partners and stakeholders as needed.

Expected outcomes

  • Drive national multi-sectoral political engagement to address workforce challenges for UHC and the essential public health functions, including Emergency preparedness and response
  • Develop consensus on priority workforce solutions to inform preparations for United Nations High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (September 2023)
  • Inform and influence domestic and international investments in education and jobs 
  • Launch of the Multi-sectoral advisory group of experts (MSAGE)

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