In the press: health worker shortage truly is a global crisis

Thursday, 19 Jan 2012

The Guardian recently published an article about how the health worker crisis in sub-Saharan Africa has an impact on us all. The World Health Organization listed the health worker problem in crisis point in a report in 2011, when there were fewer than 2.3 nurses, doctors and midwives for every 1000 people - too few to deliver the basic care needed. The deficit in the health workforce needs to be addressed both by training more new health personnel and improving the performance of the existing workforce.

PERFORM is a project that seeks to address health workforce performance at the district management level. We are focusing in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda, you can read more about the research in our Project Briefing.