Letters Millennium development goals

Focus on the needs of the existing health workforce

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5466 (Published 05 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5466
  1. Neil M Pakenham-Walsh, codirector
  1. 1Global Healthcare Information Network, Oxfordshire OX7 3SE, UK
  1. neil.pakenham-walsh{at}ghi-net.org

Lawn suggests four key priorities in the next crucial five years,1 but I would like to add a fifth—to focus on the needs of the existing health workforce in the 57 crisis countries, especially mid-level and primary healthcare workers.

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