Transforming Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education in the Context of Workforce Development

Lina R Bader, Ian Bates, Philip Schneider, William N Charman

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The health workforce is at the core of every healthcare system, and healthcare delivery is impossible without human resources for health. Overcoming health system challenges and improving health outcomes depend on the availability, accessibility and quality of health workers. Human resources for health are facing significant challenges worldwide. Nearly all nations around the world face health systems constraints related to workforce issues spanning severe shortages, low accessibility, skill mix imbalances and inadequate education and training. According to the WHO, emerging health problems such as growing populations, changing disease patterns, and shifting economic trends will have varying effects around the world. As a result of these projected challenges, the WHO predicts that 40 million new healthcare sector jobs will be created in high- and middle-income nations by 2030, but developing nations will experience a shortage of about 18 million health workers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Hague The Netherlands
PublisherInternational Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
Number of pages47
ISBN (Electronic)9780902936409
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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