Scaling Up Health Worker Production: The Bottlenecks and Best Buys Approach

 

Countries need to rapidly scale up the production of health workers in order to ensure universal access to health care and address the global shortage of over four million doctors, nurses, midwives, and support workers. In many cases, small but targeted investments in the preservice education of health workers can lead to measurable increases in the production of qualified and competent graduates. This technical brief presents an overview of an approach to help identify critical bottlenecks to providing quality preservice education and prioritize affordable actions for increasing the quantity of graduates while maintaining or improving the quality of education.

Year: 
2013
Organization: 
CapacityPlus
Languages: 
English
Author(s): 
Tulenko K, Bailey R, Seifman R