Working Together for Health – A National Strategic Framework for Health and Social Care Workforce Planning

Source: DoH Nov 17

Global and regional health workforce demand is expected to increase in the coming decades as a consequence of population and economic growth, combined with demographic, epidemiological and other factors.

In this context, the European Commission estimates a potential shortfall of around 1 million health workers by 2020 (EU, 2012) and the WHO predicts a global deficit of 18 million skilled health professionals by 2030 (WHO, 2016).

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