HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
WHO's 2006 World Health Report 'a disappointment'

While the World Health Organization's focus on human resources for health in its 2006 World Health Report (WHR) is welcome, the lack of detailed data in the report is disappointing, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet.

The WHR shares its human resources theme with World Health Day on April 7. Many countries have critical shortages of health workers. The WHR hopes to provide detailed data on human-resource gaps and needs to help governments make resource decisions but falls far short of this aim, states the editorial. While it does have updated figures and estimates, it contains very little information about the geographical distribution of workers, types and levels of skills, and the balance between the public and private sectors.

The Lancet comments: "The patchy and incomplete picture presented in the WHR shows just how much of a gap exist between current knowledge and what is necessary to inform policymaking. Having recognised the importance of human resources to health, WHO must now ensure its own human resources can cope with the analytical burden of turning its workforce plans into action."


'"/>

Contact: Udani Samarasekera
pressoffice@lancet.com
44-207-424-4949
Lancet
6-Apr-2006


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. WHOs HIV initiative at risk of failing
2. Worlds largest respiratory health study launches next phase
3. World first medical treatment announced by researchers
4. World-leading innovation in child-allergy detection
5. World-renowned chemist honored with inaugural lectureship
6. IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis to be held for first time in Asia
7. World first in medical robotics
8. Worldwide Parkinsons cases will double in next 25 years
9. Worldmapper draws attention to the worlds health inequalities
10. World-class Biomedical Research Center to be in West London
11. Worlds largest clinical trial into rare bone cancer well underway conference hears

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: WHO World Health Report disappointment

(Date:3/3/2015)... March 03, 2015 Risperdal lawsuits ... market the atypical antipsychotic medication continue to move ... court documents, the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld ... & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit had deceptively marketed ... while the Court’s February 25th decision characterized the ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 Loma Linda ... whole health and well being, it will be offering ... across its campuses. , Over the past year, a ... part in creating dietary criteria, listening to vendors, sampling ... the entire organization. , Most recently, a food ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Today, Steve Weatherford, current New York Giants punter, ... the donation of their brains to science during a ... In an effort to raise awareness for the impact ... Rice and Weatherford spoke of their experiences on and ... health a priority to avoid the consequences of injuries ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 2015 Man, Woman & Student of ... find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood ... patents and their families. Through this annual national ten-week ... fight for a world without blood cancers. The national ... the country, to be announced this summer. To date, ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Dan E. Chambers, an experienced Los ... capital crimes, recently spoke on the radio to give his ... of the Independent Journal Review radio show “The Right Mics” ... a prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney would ... the trial and sentencing of this high-profile case. , During ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Ruling Upholding South Carolina Jury Decision in Risperdal Marketing Case 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Ruling Upholding South Carolina Jury Decision in Risperdal Marketing Case 3Health News:Loma Linda University Health Rejuvenates Its Vending Machines with Healthier Selections 2Health News:Steve Weatherford and Sidney Rice Reveal Donation for Brain Injury Awareness Month 2Health News:The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Kicks Off Their Eleventh Annual Man, Woman & Student of the Year Campaign 2Health News:The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Kicks Off Their Eleventh Annual Man, Woman & Student of the Year Campaign 3Health News:Dan E. Chambers Gives Radio Interview Providing Insights into American Sniper Guilty Verdict 2Health News:Dan E. Chambers Gives Radio Interview Providing Insights into American Sniper Guilty Verdict 3
(Date:3/3/2015)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... on the development of novel drug delivery products to ... today announced that Jim Pekarsky , chief executive ... 27 th Annual Roth Capital Partners Conference on ... Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in ...
(Date:3/3/2015)...  UnaliWear announces the market preview of its first ... guards against wandering and provides support for falls and ... the Kanega watch ( http://www.UnaliWear.com ) – is also ... speech interface rather than buttons, use cellular and Wi-Fi ... The watch goes wherever the wearer goes ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... , March 3, 2015  American Biosurgical, ... custom medical cable manufacturer actively engaged in the ... technologies for the world,s leading medical device companies ... high precision, low volume custom medical cable manufacturer ... retain the MTI brand under the name MTI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioPharmX Corporation To Present At 27th Annual Roth Capital Partners Conference On March 11, 2015 2BioPharmX Corporation To Present At 27th Annual Roth Capital Partners Conference On March 11, 2015 3UnaliWear's Wearable For Seniors Extends Independence With Advanced Technology 2American Biosurgical Acquires MTI Corporation 2
Cached News: