The articles in this issue are all concerned with the global shortage of health workers
The articles in this issue are all concerned with the global shortage of health workers. The lead article discusses how a shortage of health workers with the right expertise and experience has reached crisis levels in many developing countries. Other articles include: Stopping the migration of Ghana's health workers; Committing donors to building health workforces; Human resources for health - overcoming the crisis; Tackling international health worker recruitment; Introducing substitute health workers in Africa; Finding the answers to Chad's health workforce crisis; Decentralising health workforce management in China and South Africa; and the use of volunteers from developed countries.
IDS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 6 pp.