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Health Workers Play ‘Critical Role’ In Delivering Quality Care Worldwide

Huffington Post: Thank a Health Worker — Unsung Heroes of Global Health
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID

“…Health workers — whether a doctor, nurse, midwife or physician’s assistant — are an integral part of a well-functioning health system and necessary for the delivery of quality health care not only in the United States, but all around the world. As the world comes together to celebrate World Health Worker Week, we are reminded of the critical role health workers play both in the developed world as well as some of the poorest countries plagued with an unimaginable shortage of health services and limited access to care. … USAID’s leadership in the field of [Human Resources for Health (HRH)] advances our goals by building foundational components for a health system. … By collaborating with U.S. government sister agencies and engaging in public-private partnerships, USAID strives to ensure our collective U.S. government support in HRH is well-coordinated and producing the best value for our investment. … As we look ahead, USAID wants to make sure we continue to recognize those health workers who go above and beyond each day…” (4/10).