Dr Giorgio Cometto

Dr Giorgio Cometto

Unit Head, Health Workforce at the World Health Organization


Dr Giorgio Cometto is a medical doctor, with a Master’s degree in health policy, planning and financing awarded by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. Dr Cometto has worked on health system development at national and international levels over the past 20 years, in humanitarian, post- conflict and development settings. He joined WHO Headquarters in 2010 and since 2017 he is the head of the unit responsible for the policies, norms and standards in WHO’s health workforce department. Among the focus areas of his work, he facilitated the development of the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health, the WHO guideline on health policy and system support to optimize community health worker programmes, and WHO’s guidance on health workforce policy and management during COVID-19.

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Plenary Session 2: Healthcare workforce challenges: pipeline, recruitment and retention

  • 10 November, 2022
  • 09:00 - 10:30
  • Plenary Hall

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