Health workforce issues are a key focus for the Twelfth National Economic and Social Development Plan. The Twelfth National Economic and Social Development Plans calls for the preparation of a highly skilled workforce and the enhancement of the capacity of people of all ages. These plans also place emphasis on quality education and health systems for remote and disadvantaged regions. The following are some important aspects of the future health workforce. Let us take a closer look at each.
The interaction between health systems has become increasingly complicated as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused challenges for many health care organizations. The emergence of telehealth and deferral of health care services has been a major focus of the past year. To deal with these challenges, health systems should place a greater focus on their workforce development. But it’s important to remember that the health care workforce cannot meet demand alone.
Strong health systems
Strong health systems are built on a skilled health workforce. As the Global Health Alliance has stated, “There is no health without a health workforce.” The different parts of a health system work in tandem to maintain community and individual health. For example, health workers ensure that communities are immunized against disease, deliver essential prenatal care, and restore patients to healthy states. They also strive to minimize disability. To meet these challenges, health workers are needed at all levels of the health system.