Doctors without border (MSF) issued a new report to warn the public of severe health workforce shortages in southern Africa and its impacts on the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS treatment programs. The situations in 4 countries - Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa - were described.
The report emphasizes the importance of more investment in health workforce. The Global Health Workforce Alliance recently launched a global Taskforce on Scaling up Education and Training to address this issue. They are also calling for papers and evidence on scaling up education and training to support its work.
To download the report by MSF, "HELP WANTED - Confronting the healthcare worker crisis to expand access to HIV/AIDS treatment: MSF experience in southern Africa," go to: http://www.msf.org/source/countries/africa/southafrica/2007/Help_wanted.pdf