Developing a Sustainable Global Health Workforce – Challenges and Opportunities

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The shortage of health workers needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals is over 17 million, the largest shortages being in Asia (6.9 million) and Africa (4.2 million). Africa contributes to 25% of the global burden of disease with only 3% of the global health workforce. With labour market globalisation, high-income countries actively encourage professional health workers migration from low and middle-income countries to supplement their workforce. This project explores mechanisms to maintain an equitable distribution of health professionals and the responsibilities of HICs to facilitate the right of citizens in source countries to a reasonable standard of health.

The ideal candidate will be medically trained with an understanding of health systems in Low and Middle Income Countries and knowledge of health and human rights principles and policies. Skills in qualitative methods and policy analysis is required.

Supervisory team
Rohina
Joshi

Medicine
The George Institute for Global Health
Andrea
Durbach

Law
Law
David
Peiris

Medicine
The George Institute for Global Health
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rohina.joshi@unsw.edu.au