Charting a healthier future: Africa CDC's strategic approach towards strengthening the health workforce of the African continent
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The health workforce plays a vital role in any healthcare system, underscored by the strong correlation between a higher density of skilled professionals and improved health outcomes. Notably, the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and other disease emergencies have highlighted the acute shortage of health personnel in Africa. While progress has been made since 2013, but the global healthcare workforce deficit remained at 15 million in 2020, projected to decrease to 10 million by 2030. [...]
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