The Future of Health Work in Africa: What Will It Look Like in 2040?


To better prepare for the inevitable surprises of the future, IntraHealth International launched an initiative in 2019 to research, explore, and sketch out a set of plausible futures for health work in sub-Saharan Africa, and by extension the future of health workforce development. The aim was to help the field plan in anticipation of change rather than at the mercy of it.

In this document, you'll find the results. We're starting a sectorwide conversation about how workforce development may need to evolve over the next 20 years, and mapping out the strategies, structures, and capabilities that members of this field may need to offer.