In early November, 2013, The Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health brought together more than 1,500 policy makers, experts, and advocates in the health workforce field, and frontline health workers in Recife, Brazil. The theme addressed the foundation of universal health coverage and the post-2015 development agenda: "Rising to the grand challenge of human resources for health."
Well aware that without urgent attention there will be a projected shortage of more than 12 million health workers by 2035, Michael Bzdak, Executive Director, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson blogged his reflections on the forum and the challenge ahead.
“Although we need costing tools, analytics and a better understanding of how to fill gaps in the health workforce, we also need to recognize the individuals who comprise the global health workforce and strive to meet their needs as both human beings and health professionals. Boosting their numbers, and nurturing their passion and skills is a critical gateway to a healthier world.”
Read the complete blog post here.
From the 2013 Johnson & Johnson Annual Report