No health workforce, no global health security

No health workforce, no global health security

05/21/2016

A recent Lancet editorial emphasized the need for a well trained medical and public health workforce to ensure global health security and endorsed the Workforce 2030 strategy on human resources for health in hopes that WHO member states will as well at the World Health Assembly.

"Since the recent epidemics of Ebola, MERS, and Zika viruses, the ever-present threat of pandemic influenza, and now the menace of a yellow fever crisis, the notion of global health security has risen to the top of concerns facing the 194 member states attending next week’s 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. Without global health security, the common goal of a more sustainable and resilient society for human health and well being will be unattainable."

"There can be no health security without a skilled health workforce. That is the lesson of Ebola that remains to be learned."

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