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Addressing the 18 million health worker shortfall - WHPA at the World Health Assembly

The WHO projects a shortfall of 18 million health workers to accelerate universal health coverage by 2030. This was one of the priority areas for WHPA at this year's World Health Assembly. WHPA CEOs were present and active at the meeting on Addressing the Shortfall of 18 million Health Workers, co-organized by the World Health Organization and International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and a technical briefing: Investing in Jobs, which shared evidence of what works and built a new consensus on how to strengthen the future partnership role of health worker organizations with Member States on investing in jobs and Health for All. Further information regarding these events and the outputs is available here