- Sophie Arie
In the week in which this year’s session of the United Nations General Assembly begins, the charity Save the Children has called for a major push to secure funding to fill the global shortfall of 3.5 million health workers.
In a new report the children’s charity says that efforts to improve health worldwide in recent years have overlooked the need to boost the health workforce.
“The focus has been on inputs into the health system—drugs, vaccines, bed nets—all of which are critical,” says Save the Children’s chief executive, Jasmine Whitbread, in the report. “But without a parallel focus on …