Health Workforce Information

iHRIS: Where Are We Now?

Shannon TurlingtonGlobal health workforce issues have only recently received focused attention in the field of international development. In 2006, the World Health Organization identified 57 countries that had a health workforce crisis, defined as having less than 2.3 doctors, nurses, and midwives per thousand population. That same year, while working on the Capacity Project, we visited some of these health workforce crisis countries to see what tools and technologies countries were using to address their health workforce needs. Read more »

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