In Africa, a mere 3% of the world's trained health workers struggle to combat 24% of the global disease burden. The World Health Organization estimates that sub-Saharan Africa is suffering a shortage of more than 800,000 doctors, nurses, and midwives, and an overall shortfall of nearly 1.5 million health workers.
PHR details the devastating impact that the ongoing, low-intensity conflict in Chiapas has had on the health and human rights of its civilians.
Guide to Using the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to Support Health Systems Strengthening in Round 6
This Guide is meant to assist members of Country Coordinating Mechanisms and other individuals and organizations involved in preparing proposals, or providing input into these proposals, for Round 6 of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
Even as prevention programs aimed at sexual transmission require greater funding, the high risk of HIV transmission in health care settings requires immediate and sustained attention from national and multilateral organizations involved in HIV/AIDS prevention activities. Every year, because of violations of core aspects of the right to health, at least half a million people -- and possible many more -- contract HIV through unsafe medical injections and blood transfusions.
This paper addresses a crisis of severe shortages of human resources in heavily impacted sub-Saharan societies where health care workers who have the opportunity to move to wealthier nations do so, thus rejecting substandard, second-class health systems that their countries and the international community have been too slow to upgrade.