Investments In Health Workforce Capacity Critical To Tackle NCDs

Huffington Post: Tackling NCDs Effectively Will Require More Health Workers
Jeffrey Sturchio and Louis Galambos, co-authors of “Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and Research,” and Tina Flores, director at Rabin Martin

“… In recognition of World Health Worker Week, we call on everyone to support efforts to strengthen the human resource capacity needed to tackle chronic disease effectively and efficiently around the globe. Access to well-trained health workers when you need them should not be an accident of geography. … It will be impossible to make adequate gains toward reducing the burden of NCDs, much less achieve universal health coverage, without the right numbers of well-trained and well-resourced health workers where they are most needed. It is time to do more” (4/8).