Health workforce

Health workforce

1 July 2021

There are more than 800,000 registered health practitioners working across 16 professions, health practitioners  rom self-regulating health professions, management, administration, support staff and many volunteers. Adequate health workforce supply is essential to ensure that consumer needs are met through effective, efficient and equitable health services.

The World Health Organization has warned of worsening global health workforce shortages with calls for countries to actively strengthen their health workforce through adequate measurement, forecasting, planning and funding.

Health workforce

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