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Investing in Primary Health Care Workers: A Call to Action

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Organized by Abt Associates

Investing in Primary Health Care Workers: A Call to Action

February 29, 2024


Despite a surplus of unemployed health workers in several low- and middle-income countries, many countries struggle to employ enough health workers to serve the population. The World Health Organization predicts a global shortage of 10 million employed health workers by 2030. Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic on already weakened primary health care systems has led to a global decrease in life expectancy, hitting low- and middle-income countries and vulnerable populations the hardest. Investing in primary health care and, in particular, in frontline health workers can save millions of lives, increase life expectancy, and foster health equity.

Abt Associates, and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, will host a webinar to explore how governments can mobilize domestic resources to bridge funding gaps and hire more primary health care workers to meet global targets—and how international donors can support these critical efforts. Investing in Primary Health Care Workers: A Call to Action will shed light on and discuss the coalition’s recent report, “The Case for Investing in Primary Health Care Workers.”


  • Tina Flores, Director, Frontline Health Workers Coalition



  • Diana Frymus, Global Health Workforce Coordinator, USAID Bureau of Global Health
  • Assegid Samuel, Human Resources for health Development and Improvement Lead Executive Officer, Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
  • Prossy Muyingo, Community Health Worker, Living Goods
  • Bolanle Olusola-Faleye, Chief of Party, USAID/LHSS Nigeria

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