health manpower (health workforce, health human resources) development

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An educational and training initiative of the World Health Organization and of many nations, aimed at increasing the supply of physicians, nurses, and other professional workers in the health sector in rich and low-income countries, where cultural, economic, political, and other barriers sometimes impede recruitment, training, and retention of physicians, nurses, medical technicians, and the like.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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