The World Health Organization's major annual publication has the same theme--Working together for Health.. Its core messages are:
* Health workers are crucially important for producing good health through the performance of health systems; they constitute a significant share of the labour force and perform key social roles in all societies.
* Health for All, Primary Health Care and Millennium Development Goals are not achievable without an appropriately prepared, deployed and supported health workforce
* Good health depends also on good governance and stewardship of the health labour market, and country leadership is the key to sustainable HRH development.
Significantly increased and strategically placed investment of international and domestic funds in education, planning and management of the health workforce is crucial for achieving equity-oriented national health goals.
WHR2006 will offer the first-ever global profile of all workers whose primary purpose is the production of good health. It will...