Human Resources for Health

Learning Objectives

1. Be able to explain key data points about human resources for health worldwide
– SAO density
– Needed numbers of health care workers
2. Know recommended thresholds for health workers (SAO, doctor, nurse, midwife densities)
3. Be able to define the concept of “health workforce skill-mix”
4. Distinguish between solutions for addressing the health workforce gap (such as task-shifting and task- sharing)