The issue of human resources in health deserves more attention today than ever before because of the rapidly changing demographic, epidemiological, geopolitical and economic landscape. If health systems are to better respond to people's needs, and if more poor patients are to gain access to health services, we need productive, well-qualified health workers in sufficient numbers. It is therefore essential to develop policies and interventions that are both evidence-based and sensitive to human resource issues.
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