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Global Conference on Human Resources for Health:
Optimize the workforce in the Health Sector in India

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Strengthening the Warkforce in Pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage


The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), was established on 9th March, 1977 by the merger of two national level institutions, viz. the National Institute of Health Administration and Education (NIHAE) and the National Institute of Family Planning (NIFP). The NIHFW, an autonomous organization, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, acts as an ‘apex technical institute’ as well as a ‘think tank’ for the promotion of health and family welfare programmes in the country.

The Institute addresses a wide range of issues on health and family welfare from a variety of perspectives through the departments of Communication, Community Health Administration, Education and Training, Epidemiology, Management Sciences, Medical Care and Hospital Administration, Population Genetics and Human Development, Planning and Evaluation, Reproductive Bio-Medicine, Statistics and Demography and Social Sciences.


Qualified, accessible, and responsive human resources for health (HRH) can make a major impact on the health of the populations. There is a consensus globally that proper management of human resources is critical in providing a high quality of health care. In order to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), equitable access to a skilled and motivated health worker within a performing health system needs to be ensured. The need of the hour is to identify the strategies for optimizing the workforce in the health sector in India for achieving UHC and SDGs. With this genesis in the focus, NIHFW endeavors to organize the ‘Global Conference on Human Resources for Health: Optimize the workforce in the Health Sector in India’ from 3rd to 5th December 2020 in N. Delhi with the following objectives:


  • Advance the implementation of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health and the Commission’s recommendations towards achieving Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Promote innovations in policy, practice and research.
  • Promote the engagement of HRH stakeholder groups in learning, knowledge sharing, networking and collaborative actions.
  • Highlight the State perspective, of both public and private partners, and their constraints and strategies to develop human resources.

Conference Themes

  • HRH Challenges for Achieving Universal Health Coverage in the Decade 2020-30
  • Governance and Leadership for Building HRH.
  • Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery for promoting Health Sector in India
  • Innovations and Best Practices for building HRH
  • Transformative Higher Education in Health Sector and the Role of Regulatory Bodies

Who Can attend

This conference is aimed at a diverse audience:

  • Policy Makers, planners and practitioners, including those from public, private and civil society and professional associations.
  • Academia and Researchers across the sectors.

Forthor Information

Organizing Secretary
Name Email Id
Prof. Rajni Bagga rajnibagga[at]nihfw[dot]org

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