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Skilled Health Workforce Critical To Global Health Security

The Lancet: No health workforce, no global health security
Editorial Board

“…[W]hat is the most important determinant of individual health security? In one word, people. Or, more programmatically, skilled health professionals. … Global health security depends on many factors — robust disease surveillance systems, reliable health information, prevention, diagnostic, and treatment services, financing, and strong political commitment. But without skilled health professionals, who should be valued and protected everywhere, to act as the first line of defense of individual health security, other efforts will be in vain. That is why we endorse the Workforce 2030 strategy and hope that WHO’s member states will too. There can be no health security without a skilled health workforce…” (5/21).