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AIDS 2010: Human Resources: The Ultimate Bottleneck

AIDS 2010: Human Resources: The Ultimate Bottleneck

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Human resources have challenged efforts to scale-up HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in low- and middle-income countries. The paucity of health care workers due to a limited pipeline, the effects of the HIV epidemic, migration from public sector to other sectors, and brain-drain to high-resource countries, is of major concern. Limited appropriate pre-service and in-service training and mentorship has hindered the establishment of appropriate skill sets. This session will discuss how task shifting and task sharing, as well as the utilization of expert patients and peer educators, has enabled the expansion of the workforce while generating critical questions related to the sustainability of such efforts.

Event Date

Jul 20, 2010