Giorgio Cometto is a medical doctor with post-graduate education in health policy, planning and financing. He has worked on health system development at national and international levels over the past 15 years, in humanitarian, post- conflict and development settings. He is currently the coordinator of the policies, norms and standards unit of the health workforce department in WHO Headquarters. He facilitated the development of the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health, adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2016. Dr Cometto led the content and coordination for the newly-launched WHO Guideline on Health Policy and System Support to Optimize Community Health Worker Programmes.