MSF warns of critical health worker shortages

Mind The Deadly Gaps: Health Care Worker Shortages In Southern Africa Causing Fatal Delays In Bringing AIDS Care To Those In Urgent Need, Medical News Today (Aug. 4)
“On the opening day of the XVII International Aids Conference, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) [known in the US as Doctors Without Borders] warned of the deadly impact that the lack of health care workers is having on AIDS treatment and care in southern Africa. In a satellite meeting called “Mind the Gaps” organized by MSF here, experts described the scope and impact of the health care worker shortage as well as the critical need to increase government and donor commitment to taking immediate concrete steps to retain and support health care workers now.”

Shortage of Health Workers in Developing Countries Hindering Efforts To Fight HIV/AIDS, Experts Say at AIDS Conference, Kaiser Network (Aug. 5)
“Health worker shortages in developing countries are hindering efforts to fight HIV/AIDS as more physicians and nurses leave lower-income countries for wealthier nations where they receive higher salaries, HIV/AIDS leaders said Sunday at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, Reuters reports.”

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~ by h.e.g. on August 5, 2008.

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