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The World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research was designated in 2008 and is based at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This Centre’s mandate is to build capacity in health systems and needs-based health human resources (HHR) planning within Canada and internationally, which aligns with the WHO Strategic Objective to Strengthen Health Systems.
With partner countries’ support and the knowledge and experience of Collaborating Centre team, we are working to advance PAHO and WHO’s commitment to support the Decade for Human Resources for health, the goal of which is to provide equitable, quality health services to all of the Americas through a well-trained, fairly compensated, and committed health workforce.
We believe that the innovative and interactive program of work through partnerships being undertaken in our projects has the potential to transform thinking and inspire future planning in health human resources around the world.