The Health Workforce: Scaling up through primary health care
This presentation was delivered at the 4th Health Conference on Primary Health Care and Family Health in Brazil.
Building on an overview of the global health workforce challenges, Dr Sheikh outlined short-, medium - and long-term strategies to address health personnel shortages, and analysed the links between the HRH agenda and the revitalisation of primary health care. The potential contribution of community health workers was highlighted. Case studies from Brazil, Ethiopia and Pakistan were also presented.