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How can education help us achieve Universal Health Coverage?

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a state where citizens can access health care services without incurring financial hardship. This means that all people and communities have access to quality promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services that they need. The three pillars of UHC are equity in access, quality of service,

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Is online education the missing key to a diverse health workforce?

New online healthcare courses are helping professionals in the Pacific to develop their skills and create a more diverse workforce. Pacific Island countries are facing a serious skills gap. The global shortage of trained healthcare professionals is estimated to reach a deficit of 18 million workers by 2030. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 4.45 health workers are needed per 1000 people in order to achieve the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care, in other words, universal health coverage (UHC).

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