Public, Private Sectors Must Work Together To Solve Africa’s Health Worker Shortage

GE Healthcare’s “The Pulse”: Africa Will be Short Six Million Healthcare Workers by 2030, But it Can Still Achieve its Commitment of Universal Health Care if it Takes Action Now
Kate Tulenko, vice president of health systems innovation at IntraHealth International, discusses the health worker shortage in Africa and describes possible solutions to address this challenge. She writes, “One such solution is to find the intersection of public and private health systems, leveraging the existing infrastructure, technology, workforce, and experience that comes from such deeply rooted organizations with local presence. In Kenya, for example, IntraHealth, GE Healthcare, and USAID are partnering to ensure that Kenya has enough health workers to meet its needs…” (6/15).