Human Resources for Primary health Care. Adetokunbo O. Lucas, MD. The Global Crisis. Global shortage of nurses & other health professionals Migration of nurses & doctors to developed countries Impact on delivery of care & health outcomes
Adetokunbo O. Lucas, MD
1. A composite index
2. A density of 2.5 workers per 1,000 -- a threshold to cover essential health interventions & core MDG-related health services.
3. Sub-Saharan Africa need 1 million additional health workers.
From: JLI 2004.
the main determinant of :
> Delivery of health care
> Health outcomes?
1. Task analysis
2, Managing migration
3. Balanced investment in health systems
Primary Health Care
Mismanaged, malfunctioning health systems ‘Sick System Syndrome’
Dare & Reeler, 2005
Can other nations adopt lessons learnt?