To Achieve SDGs, Grow Economies, We Must Invest in the Frontline Health Workforce

October 02, 2017 It’s time to face the financing issue. Four years ago, ahead of the world’s last major forum to touch on the health workforce, advocates gathered at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to plead for a global consensus on how to ensure the world has the health workforce it needs to achieve a compact now known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Thanks in part to those advocates, many of whom returned to New York last week for UNGA, that consensus is now firmly enshrined in the form of SDG targets 3.C and 3.8, the first-ever Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030, and the Five-Year Action Plan of the UN Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth (HEEG Commission). All of these compacts were approved without objection by UN and World Health Organization member states in the last two years. $41-$57 must be spent per person, per year on health by 2030 to achieve SDG 3

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To Achieve SDGs, Grow Economies, We Must Invest in the Frontline Health Workforce