Baseline Indicators - 20 Goals for a Decade in HRH - Barbados 2011. Tracking Regional Goals for Human Resources for Health: A Shared Commitment

Publication year: 2011

The signatory countries of Resolution CSP27/10 of the 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference “Regional Goals for Human Resources for Health (HRH) 20072015,” have agreed that the 20 goals of the Resolution will signify the achievement of meeting the Five Challenges of the Toronto Call to Action to provide a well-trained, well-distributed, and motivated workforce to deliver quality and equitable services based on primary care to all persons of the Region. To achieve these 20 goals evidence-based policies are required to address the real areas of need in workforce planning. The ability to measure and monitor the status of the country’s workforce with respect to each of the 20 goals is essential to the development of the country’s policies and strategies to improve their human resources. In Barbados some data pertaining to the goals have already been collected as part of the Core Data Set. The Core Data Set was defined during an orientation seminar that was held in Barbados (28-29 September de 2007) and was attended by teams from Jamaica, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados/EC, along with relevant PAHO country programme officers. The aim of the baseline measurement project is to build on this core data set and collect additional information to measure the baseline indicators for the 20 goals.(AU)