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Global Health Workforce Shortages Could Be Filled By Unemployed Youth, WHO Official Says

Devex: Could unemployed youth solve the health care worker crisis?
“According to the World Health Organization, 40 million new health and social care jobs must be created globally by 2030 to meet Sustainable Development Goal 3 of universal health coverage. At the same time, global youth unemployment reached 71 million in 2016, according to International Labor Organization data. Could the two problems be used to solve each other? Director of the Health Workforce Department at the WHO Jim Campbell believes they could. … Campbell told Devex that development practitioners need to approach the solution in a non-traditional way, and create new training models for the next cohort of skilled health professionals…” (Jóźwiak, 4/24).

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