Policy Briefs

Human Resources For Health The Key To Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

  • 03 Mar, 2017

The health sector in India is plagued by an acute shortage of human resources. Although, various initiatives were taken to address the issue, a comprehensive human resource policy, which lays down detailed guidelines for states to implement strategies to address the shortage of human resources for health, is always missing. It is now widely acknowledged that for achieving universal health coverage (UHC), health human resources is the key factor. Given the fact that India is committed to achieving UHC and also the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it should develop and implement a proper human resource policy urgently.

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