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]

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