Save The Children Official Examines Data Presented At 3rd Global Forum On Human Resources For Health

In two separate blog posts, Louise Holly, a health advocacy adviser for Save the Children, examines data presented at the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health. “The overarching message from the Forum is that UHC depends on health workers,” Hill writes in the UHC Forward blog, adding, “However, new data published at the forum warns that we face a current shortage of more than 7.2 million doctors, nurses and midwives, not to mention those uncounted community health workers who are often the only healthcare providers available to the poorest people” (11/13). “To coincide with the forum, Save the Children has launched a website that explores the steps that countries need to take to build a health workforce that is fit to prevent and treat the causes of maternal, newborn and child mortality,” she notes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog (11/12).