Tackling the Crisis of Workforce Shortages in the Pharmaceutical Sector
(2011; 4 pages)


The pharmaceutical workforce is a vital part of the medicine supply system. Yet, its effectiveness in the health system has been hindered by insufficient numbers and skill mix to respond to population needs - especially as donor-funded programmes, such as those related to HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, expand in the developing world. Pharmaceutical human resource challenges have to be addressed to improve availability and rational use of medicines, and hence ensure positive health outcomes.

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