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Innovations Serving "Those Left Furthest Behind", Placing Health Into The Hands Of Communities
Why health for"Those Left Furthest Behind":
Challenges, Opportunities & Goals
Over half of the world's population, including a billion people in remote rural communities, lack access to essential health services. Yet, less than 38% of nurses and less than 25% of physicians worldwide work in those regions, and the shortage in healthcare workers is estimated to reach 18 million by 2030. This dire situation makes the need for health initiatives serving those left furthest behind urgent.
As countries around the world take vital steps to provide universal health coverage, the Health In Your Hands initiative plays a critical role in the global movement to provide health services to those left furthest behind.