WHO Call to Action - Addressing the 18 million health worker shortfall

20 April, 2019

Read online and complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/calltoaction18million

What would be your 'bold collaborative actions to implement ambitious solutions to address the health workforce shortfall by 2023'?



Investing in the health and social workforce is critical to the attainment of the health Sustainable Development Goals. Approximately eighty percent of the investment required to achieve universal health coverage by 2030 is for the education and employment of health personnel. However, the WHO projects a shortfall of 18 million health workers to accelerate universal health coverage by 2030, particularly in low- and lower-middle income countries.

Recognizing the critical role that health worker organizations and youth play in the health labour market, the World Health Organization is launching a call to action campaign which aims to stimulate bold collaborative actions of healthcare professional associations and youth organizations with member states to implement ambitious solutions to address the health workforce shortfall by 2023 at country level...


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