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WHO launches first investment charter for African health workers

Image: USAID in Africa, via Flickr

Innovation and education seen as key to developing continent’s health workforce

A World Health Organization charter will mobilise funding to support African health workers and “get feet on the ground”, particularly in rural and primary healthcare.

In a public statement released on 6 May, the WHO said the Africa Health Workforce Investment Charter brings together national governments, the private health sector, civil society, external financing institutions and development partners in Africa to address funding shortages and a lack of healthcare professionals.

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