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[Comment] Human resources for health: time to move out of crisis mode

For the past decade, attention on the global health workforce has been characterised by crisis. Advocacy efforts persistently frame this issue as a global emergency, with more than 50 countries identified to be facing “critical shortages” of health workers with “immediate action” required to “overcome the crisis”.1,2 In light of the new global strategy on human resources for health presented at the 2016 World Health Assembly,3 we call for an end to this cataclysmic framing of the health workforce agenda.

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