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

Everybody agrees that the American health care system needs fixing. And, for the first time in more than a decade,... See more
David Mindell will discuss the many applications of evolution to our everyday lives. Knowledge of evolution is applied... See more
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David Brooks, New York Times opinion columnist, explains the subtle difference between unconscious human behavior and... See more
Newsweek correspondent and cancer survivor Jonathan Alter interviews the head of the American Cancer American Culture,... See more
Congressman Jim McDermott, Rep. Diana DeGette, Mark Ganz, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Chris Jennings and Peter Orszag compare... See more

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