Deep Dive: Growing a Global Health Workforce

By 2030, the world will face a shortage of almost 14 million health care workers. In the United States alone, we’ll need as many as 35,000 more primary care doctors over the next decade. Without adequately trained health professionals, universal access to health care will remain out of reach and preventable illnesses and deaths will rise. That’s a threat not only to individuals, but to society and global security. Fortunately, gloomy predictions are giving way to creative commitments, as countries expand their training programs, build cross-border partnerships to share skills, and deploy workers in new ways. What else should be done to defuse the health workforce crisis?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2017

Watch and Listen: Health

Universal health care involves much more than providing insurance coverage to everyone. It also means ensuring that... See more
Join Dan Porterfield, Margaret Low, Peggy Clark, and Katie Drasser to kick off the Spotlight Health Festival, featuring... See more
Development in the Global South is fundamentally about dignity – the dignity of people, of planet, and of all life. In... See more
Nothing demonstrates that health is an industry ripe for growth and change more clearly than the enthusiastic... See more
To close out an excellent Spotlight Health Festival, join a conversation with Ava DuVernay and Ai-jen Poo, moderated by... See more
Stolen medical records are worth more than financial data. If your Social Security number gets into the wrong hands,... See more

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