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Investments In Health Workforce Critical To Creating Emergency Preparedness Within Health Systems

ONE Blog: This is the simple reason some countries struggle to fight pandemics
Spencer Crawford, research assistant at the ONE Campaign, discusses the importance of a robust health care workforce to promptly respond to health emergencies. Crawford writes, “A country’s investment in its own health system, with support from foreign aid when needed, is essential to building health workforce capacity and emergency preparedness. … Investing in health systems and the health care workers that make them work today — especially in the world’s poorest countries — can stop disease outbreaks tomorrow both at home and abroad” (4/6).

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