Frontline Health Workers Coalition launches initiative to add 1M health care workers in developing countries

Published on January 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM · No Comments

The Frontline Health Workers Coalition -- which consists of 16 major non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Family Care International, the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, and RESULTS -- has launched "a new initiative to add one million health care workers in developing countries," VOA News reports, adding that the "Coalition says training more community-level workers is the most cost effective way to save lives, speed progress on global health threats and promote U.S. economic and strategic interests" (DeCapua, 1/11). "The Coalition, which launched today with the release of a new report (.pdf) focusing on the need for frontline health workers, is calling on the U.S. administration to train and support an additional 250,000 new frontline health workers -- and to better support the capacity and impact of existing workers where the need is greatest," a Coalition press release (.pdf) states (1/11).

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