Sufficient funding, evidence-based health policies, and strong immunization systems are critical to improving vaccine coverage in developing countries. However, that’s just one piece of the puzzle. Countries also need an adequate number of trained and skilled health workers.
Health Worker Shortage
Yet, there is a shortage of health professionals in more than 50 countries worldwide, with sub-Saharan Africa carrying the bulk of the burden. Unless action is taken now, many countries will not maximize their progress towards the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Partnering for HRH
AMP is committed to improving the health worker crisis. It is a member of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (The Alliance)—a partnership of governments and other actors dedicated to identifying, implementing, and advocating for human resource solutions.
In collaboration with governments, national and regional training institutions, as well as other partners, AMP's human resources work focuses in particular on: