Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)

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SO non-financial
THET is a global health organisation that trains and supports health workers through health partnerships, enabling people in low and middle income countries to access essential healthcare. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 7.2 million additional health workers are needed worldwide. Health workers are vital to ensuring the health of populations around the world. This lack of human resources for health is a critical constraint to sustainable development in many lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs). But it's not just a lack of health professionals, without an adequately trained and appropriately distributed health workforce, countries cannot run effective health systems or meet the basic human right of access to essential healthcare. Currently, one-in-seven people around the world will never see a qualified health worker in their lives.