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Health Workforce Research - The Priority for the Next 25 Years

Greetings from Coimbra, Portugal where I am attending the World Health Organization's (WHO) meeting of the Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centers. The purpose of the WHO-CC for Nursing and Midwifery is to his network works toward the maximization of the contribution of nursing and midwifery in order to advance Health for All in partnership with WHO and its Member States, member centres, NGOs, and others interested in promoting the health of populations. The network carries out advocacy and evidence based policy activities within the framework of WHA resolutions and the WHO programme of Work.An impressive amount of work, research, and capacity building is completed by the Nursing & Midwifery centers.

What's clear from this meeting is that the future of research in healthcare lies predominantly on the health workforce. We can develop lots of interventions, but if there are no health workers to implement them they will not matter nor be as effective as the randomized cont…