Resource Spotlight: HRH in Public Health Emergencies in Developing Countries: An Overview
This policy note outlines the importance of the health workforce in public health emergencies (PHEs), highlights the causes of PHEs and the subsequent impacts on the health worker and health system, and raises questions around health workforce performance in PHEs. The focus is on developing country contexts.
While it is recognized that various components of the health workforce (national government ministries, armed forces, UN agencies, development partners, trained community health volunteers and NGOs) have a role to play in a disaster or emergency response, this policy note focuses on the particular issues pertinent to the public sector workforce in a developing country context. [from introduction]
View this resource.
The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Health Care in Danger: A Sixteen-Country Study
- Protection of Health Care in Armed and Civil Conflict: Opportunities for Breakthroughs
- Health Workers in Fragile States: The Case for Investment
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Fragile Environments subject category.
Past Resource Spotlights
- Positive Spill-Over Effects of ART Scale Up on Wider Health Systems Development
- No Child Out of Reach: Time to End the Health Worker Crisis
- Comprehensive Framework for Human Resources for Health System Development in Fragile and Post-Conflict State