The health workforce is central to managing and delivering health services in all countries. The ability of health systems to perform well and respond appropriately to the new challenges they face is strongly influenced by the availability of health workers with relevant skills, in sufficient numbers, located where they are needed, and working in an environment that motivates and engages them.More on recent global and regional efforts
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Sepsis is a life-threatening complication from infection that arises when an infection alters the body’s normal response, causing injury to tissues and organs. Each year, sepsis can cause up to 6 million deaths globally – most of which are preventable.
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MultimediaLauren Marie Grech, midwifery student, Malta
Through her experience training to be a midwife, Lauren describes how societal developments and technology are changing this health profession.Nurses and midwives: committed to delivering the highest quality care