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Health workers

The role of training in the Ebola response

20 April 2016 -- The magnitude of the 2014-2015 West Africa Ebola outbreak combined with a dearth of local and international expertise in tackling the disease necessitated training on a mass scale. Over the duration of the epidemic, WHO and partners trained more than 8,000 health professionals from over 80 nations, including the Ebola-affected countries. To better understand the impact of the trainings, WHO commissioned a review, which was conducted by an independent, external body.

Health workers

Building a fit-for-purpose workforce

January 2016 -- WHO is supporting and building the capacity of ministries of health and partners to identify and address critical health worker issues. We are working towards creating the conditions for a fit-for-purpose health workforce for the immediate reactivation of essential health services after Ebola, as well as defining medium to long-term priorities.

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