PAHO Identifies Strategic Areas for HRH Development in Venezuela

PAHO/WHO and health authorities in Venezuela collaborate to outline key areas for technical support in human resources for health

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) conducted an official country mission in Venezuela from March 4-7, 2024, to identify strategic areas of technical cooperation in human resources for health (HRH). During the mission, PAHO identified several key areas where they could support Venezuela, including updating HRH policies and strengthening information systems for HRH planning and forecasting.

Benjamín Puertas, Unit Chief of Human Resources for Health at PAHO, held meetings with representatives from the Ministry of Popular Power for Health and the Direction of Integration and International Affairs in Venezuela. He also visited training centers and primary health care services to engage in discussions with directors and students.

As a result of the mission, cooperation priorities were established such as updating the HRH National Plan, enhancing the national HRH observatory, analyzing the health workforce, and organizing interprofessional teams. These efforts are part of PAHO’s broader efforts to strengthen human resources for health in the Americas region.

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