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10 facts on health workforce crisis

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Fact 6

Many factors have led to the health workforce crisis, including growing economic disparities between countries and upsurges in new and old pandemics. Such pandemics pose special challenges to workers; for example, HIV/AIDS is a 'triple threat' to health workers, causing far bigger workloads, psychological stress, and the daily risk of HIV infection.

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