Human resources for health: overcoming the crisis

  title={Human resources for health: overcoming the crisis},
  author={Lincoln C. Chen and Timothy Grant Evans and Sudhir Anand and Jo Ivey Melville Boufford and Hilary Brown and Mushtaque Chowdhury and Marcos Cueto and Lola Dare and Gilles Dussault and Gijs Elzinga and Elizabeth Fee and Demissie Habte and Piya Hanvoravongchai and Marian Jacobs and Christoph Kurowski and Sarah G. Michael and Ariel Pablos-Mendez and Nelson K Sewankambo and Giorgio Solimano and Barbara Stilwell and Alex de Waal and Suwit Wibulpolprasert},
  journal={The Lancet},
In this analysis of the global workforce, the Joint Learning Initiative-a consortium of more than 100 health leaders-proposes that mobilisation and strengthening of human resources for health, neglected yet critical, is central to combating health crises in some of the world's poorest countries and for building sustainable health systems in all countries. Nearly all countries are challenged by worker shortage, skill mix imbalance, maldistribution, negative work environment, and weak knowledge… Expand
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