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[Correspondence] Time for gender-transformative change in the health workforce

09 Feb 2019

Underinvestment in the health workforce undermines the prospects of achieving health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A shortfall of almost 18 million health workers is projected by 2030. Investments in female health workers are the answer to reversing these trends.1 Stagnating rates of women's labour participation are deplorable; however, the health and social sectors offer a solution, as women's participation in these sectors is higher than in any other sector. Women comprise 70% of health workers and contribute US$3 trillion annually to global health care, half of which is in the form of unpaid care work.

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