WHO Euro: for sustainable health workforce

During the 66th meeting of the European member states of the World Health Organization in Copenhagen this week, Linda Mans of Wemos presented a statement about sustainable health workforce.

The statement, an initiative of Wemos, was published under the flag of Medicus Mundi International and with support of nine other civil society organizations. Linda Mans emphasizes the importance of strong health systems and the contribution of member states and their national governments:


‘People-centred health systems and its competent health workforce also demand from the member states – and their national authorities – the promotion of better policy coherence between health, education, migration, development, employment, and economic policies, and thus the need to plan, educate, recruit and retain adequate numbers of health professionals inside and outside Europe.’


2016-09-14 09_56_11-Linda Mans (@lindamans) _ Twitter


Read the statement

Recent News items

Our highlights of 2021: seizing momentum for global health


We want everyone, everywhere to receive the health care services they need without suffering financial hardship. The path to achieving that goal is far from paved. However, in 2021 we have seen – and taken – opportunities to push for the structural changes that we envision. We are proud to present our highlights of 2021! 

Continue reading

New coalition agreement: this is what a Dutch Global Health Strategy should look like


The Covid-19 pandemic has strengthened calls for the need for a coherent Dutch Global Health Strategy. Wemos – as one of the founding members of the Dutch Global Health Alliance (DGHA) – is therefore thrilled to see that the Dutch government has included the intention to develop such a Strategy in the new coalition agreement ‘Omzien naar elkaar, vooruitkijken naar de toekomst’. As the Dutch Global Health Alliance, we have a clear position on the topic. Earlier this month, we shared our views in a policy brief that we submitted to the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV).

Continue reading