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Human Resources for Health Challenges and Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

Health systems function best with the right mix of adequate numbers of health workers. Improving health service coverage and realizing the right to the highest attainable standard of health depends on availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality . The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a projected shortfall of 10 million health workers by 2030, mostly in low- and lower-middle-income countries, including Nigeria. The country is facing a number of human resources for health (HRH) challenges that must be addressed to achieve universal health coverage The prevalently inadequate human resource to meet the population’s health needs poses great anxiety about the region’s ability to realize SDG3.

Improving Nigeria’s health indices will ensure the health workforce is accessible, qualified, well-trained, motivated, skilled, and equitably distributed. To achieve this, we need strategic health workforce information. Hence, the webinar intends to address HRH issues in Nigeria as a driver for universal health coverage.

Webinar Objectives:
1. To discuss the training, recruitment, and retention strategies for HRH in Nigeria
2. To elucidate the roles and impact of task shifting/task sharing policy among the health workforce.
3. To analyze the escalating challenges of HRH in Nigeria, strategies to mitigate the challenges, and their implications for UHC.

Webinar Theme & Sub-theme
Theme: Human Resources for Health Challenges and Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria
 Government’s Commitment & Strategy to meeting HRH Needs for Universal Health Coverage
 Training, Recruitment, and Retention of Human Resources for Health in Nigeria
 Self-care and Task-Shifting/Task-Sharing Policy in Addressing Human Resources for Health Challenges.

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