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In a step toward making high-quality health care available to more people around the world, 221,226 health workers in 37 countries gained training or other support through IntraHealth International’s programs in 2016. These health workers are now improving the quality of health care in their communities and making services available to more people, including in the hardest-to-reach areas. See the full results at www.intrahealth.org/AnnualReport2016.
The World Health Organization projects a shortage of 18 million health workers by 2030, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Without greater investments to address this gap, our progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals—including universal health care—could be delayed.
“We’re working hard at IntraHealth to build local capacity and address the health workforce crisis sustainably,” says Pape Gaye, president and CEO of IntraHealth. “Every day, health workers save lives, keep us safe from disease outbreaks and pandemics, and boost our economic well-being. Investing in them is one of the smartest, most cost-effective moves any country can make.”
IntraHealth’s work with health workers in 2016 led to the following results:
IntraHealth believes everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. Its mission is to improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work.