Health Employment and Economic Growth

An Evidence Base

December 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    8th December 2017
  • ISBN 9789241512404
  • Language English
  • Pages 450 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

Powerful demographic and economic forces are shaping health workforce needs and demands worldwide.

Effectively addressing growing population need and economic demand for health workers stands as one of our foremost global challenges. It also represents an opportunity to secure a future that is healthy, peaceful and prosperous.

The contents of this book give direction and detail to a richer and more holistic understanding of the health workforce through the presentation of new evidence and solutions focused analysis. It sets out, under one cover, a series of research studies and papers that were commissioned to provide evidence for the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.

The 17 chapters in this book are grouped into four parts:
- Health workforce dynamics
- Economic value and investment
- Education and production
- Addressing inefficiencies.

"An essential read that rightfully places investments in health workforce at the heart of the SDG agenda."

Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

World Health Organization

World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.