Navigation Links
‘Treat, Train, Retain’ – a WHO plan to meet HIV workers’ shorage

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has introduced a coordinated global plan, especially in developing countries to meet the severe shortage of health workers to handle// HIV/AIDS-related cases.

57 countries, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia (mainly Bangladesh, India and Indonesia) are facing acute shortage. Over 4 million workers are needed in these countries.

The WHO’s plan ‘Treat, Train, Retain’ is an essential part of its effort in improving human resource for health and supporting comprehensive national plans for development of human resource for different disease programmes. Promotion of universal access to HIV/AIDS services is also included in the plan.

The sub Saharan Africa has 11% of the world’s population and nearly, 64% of the people are living with HIV. But only 3% of the world’s health workers are present in this area. Thus, this region faces an acute shortage.

Worldwide, the health workers are concentrated in urban areas. Thus, the rural areas face a shortage. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is becoming the major cause of mortality, productivity loss and discouragement among health workers. The disease has changed young people’s perception of health work. They don’t find it as an attractive career. Several workers trained in the developing world health systems quit their jobs for better paying jobs in wealthy countries, in bigger cities or in non-government organizations (NGOs).

The countries severely hit by HIV/AIDS will be concentrated upon by "Treat, Train, Retain". These countries can adapt some of the options included in the plan according to their specific needs. A minimum of $7.2 billion will be required over the next 5 years for implementation of the plan in the 60 countries with highest HIV cases, according to WHO estimates. This tallies with an annual per capita cost of approximately $0.6 in the countries concerned, or 2-5 % of the health expenditure typical of low-income coutries.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Acid Test - Glaxos Cervarix, and Mercks Gardasil, Compete
2. Virus connection to cervical injury
3. Test for prenatal chromosomal abnormalities using cervical swab
4. Two New Human Papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines to prevent cervical cancer
5. Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer
6. Two screen test and treat screening for cervical cancer
7. Religious groups overcome objections to cervical cancer vaccines
8. Merck, ICMR to conduct joint trials on cervical cancer vaccine
9. Economic and Ethical disparities hinder cervical cancer screening
10. Conventional pap smears techniques to detect cervical cancer are here to stay
11. The need to revamp cervical cancer prevention programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... University of New England President Danielle ... of vice president of Student Engagement. In addition to his role as director ... life areas. , “In the space of just one year Jack has distinguished ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Cosmetic Town, an online plastic surgery community, announces the relaunch ... recently revamped and upgraded to allow even more interaction between doctors and patients as ... According to the senior editor of Cosmetic Town, “We are excited that our ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... In many parts of the world, contamination ... mortality. This is particularly true in underdeveloped parts of Africa where clean sources of ... England’s campus in Tangier, Morocco, will examine this global health issue and consider how ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... of enterprise Data Center Infrastructure Management solutions, announces today the availability of ... enhancements in the area of capacity management and optimization, providing new analytical ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... Amada Senior Care, premier provider of non-medical in-home ... – its San Antonio West location. Prior to entering the senior care industry, Amada ... opening of Amada San Antonio West will take place on Friday, April 29th. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  ValGenesis, Inc., ... Management Solutions (VLMS) today announced that a ... for sufferers of chronic kidney failure has ... manage their corporate validation process. The global ... software solution to manage their validation processes ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX ) announced ... second quarter ended March 26, 2016.  GAAP diluted ... and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.47 increased 14.6%.  ... reported basis, and 6.3% on a constant currency ... quarter, highlighted by 14.6% growth in non-GAAP EPS," ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016   ... 42% Growth in Recurring Consumable Sales  Clinical ... Mauna Kea Technologies (Euronext: MKEA, OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of ... its sales for the first quarter ended March 31, ... the execution of its commercial strategy. First ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: