A vital part of the work of the WHO Collaborating for Health Workforce Regulation is the establishment of the Western Pacific Regional Network of Health Workforce Regulators (‘the regional collaborative network’). The regional collaborative network will promote good practice regulation and cross-country learning on health workforce regulation. Currently, our network has members from over 20 countries in the region, seeking to share knowledge on regulation and working together to improve standards.
The first meeting of the regional collaborative network for 2021 will take place on 28 January.
The webinar is open to regulators, academics, government officials and policy makers in health workforce in the Western Pacific Region. If you are interested in joining the regional collaborative network, please email WHO_CC_HWR@ahpra.gov.au for more information.
The regional collaborative network held three meetings in 2020.
At this meeting members provided an update on the work of their respective bodies and shared lessons from the Global Symposium on Health Workforce Accreditation and Regulation held in December 2019.
The focus of this meeting was the COVID-19 pandemic and this provided an opportunity for members to share information about:
This meeting once again focused on the response to COVID-19 and it was a good opportunity for members to share information about the response to the outbreak in their respective countries. Members discussed the effect on health systems and the responses from the health profession regulators.
A key part of the meeting was a presentation from Ms Karen Cusack, Health Complaints Commissioner, Victoria, on the regulation of the unregistered health workforce.
The fourth webinar of the regional network was held on 26 November 2019 and included discussions about developments in the regulation of nurses and midwives in Cambodia and Vietnam, presented by the Japanese National Centre for Global Health and Medicine, and developments in the regulation of allied health professionals in Malaysia.
The third meeting of the regional network was held on the 06 August 2019. View the webinar using the password Who6Aug to access it.
The second webinar of the regional collaborative network was held on 15 May 2019.
There are two key presentations from this webinar that are available to access – please note the following links and that the password for each video is: WHOCC1905
You will need to use the same password to open each video.
The first meeting of the collaborative network occurred on 31 January 2019. View the webinar using the password WHOCCHWR013119 to access it.
Read the draft Concept note and Terms of Reference for the Western Pacific Regional Network of Health Workforce Regulators:
Here we provide links to websites and publications that may be of interest.