& Health Services
18-20 June 2013
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The delivery of safe, high quality and efficient health services depends largely upon health workers. Yet the world is faced with a chronic shortage – an estimated 4.2 million health workers are needed to bridge the gap, with 1.5 million needed in Africa alone. This shortage is recognized as one of the most fundamental constraints to achieving sustainable progress on health.
The challenge of access to health workers has not lost any of its relevance since the publication of the 2006 WHO World Health Report: Working Together for Health. Shortages of health workers, unequal distribution, brain drain, among many other related issues, still represent current challenges that developing and developed countries are tackling. These types of situations affect the fair access to health workers for the population.