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Good quality health services can not be delivered without a well trained health workforce.Given the consensus that it is important to focus sustained attention on this aspect for improving access to care, WHO declared 2015 ~2024 as the Decade for Health Workforce Strengthening . This document reviews progress made and interventions being used towards strengthening the health workforce. The review found that interventions adopted by WHO Member States to improve health worker retention in rural areas have made significant impact. The need for changes in how health workers are trained, and for professional development throughout their careers, has also been widely embraced by these States. This review also outlines the emerging issues in health worker strengthening, specially in the context of COVID-19 and encourages stakeholders to openly share knowledge and information. It is a useful resource for policy makers engaged in designing policies for health worker strengthening. Click here to read the review.