Designating The Health Workforce As A Global Good

Health Affairs
February 2017; Volume 36, Issue 2
http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/current
Issue Focus: Delivery System Innovation

From the Publisher
Designating The Health Workforce As A Global Good
Tom Kenyon
Health Aff March 2017 36:584; doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2016.1676
Extract
The United Nations has registered a milestone: declaring that within thirteen years, everyone, wherever they live in the world, should have access to health care regardless of their financial situation. This aspiration, contained in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calling for universal health coverage by 2030 (UHC 2030), was agreed upon at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2015 and is a significant one—yet it brings with it another challenge: the sustained shortage of health workers…