WHO: The Power of Health Workers

World Health Organization

Health workers – they’re more powerful than you think. They get people back on their feet and back to work. They keep businesses succeeding and economies growing. The health sector is a major and growing source of jobs. But the world is facing a shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030. The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth has identified 10 recommendations for transforming the global health workforce. It’s time to invest in health workers.

April 18, 2018
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health workers, health workforce

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