Human Resource Development for Health in Ethiopia: Challenges of Achieving the Millennium development Goals
Review of different documents on human resource for health was undertaken. Particular attention was given to documents from Ethiopia. Generally there is shortage in number of different groups of professionals, mal distribution of professionals between regions, urban and rural setting, and governmental and non governmental/private organizations. There is no policy specific to human resource development (HRD) for health and no proper mechanism to manage the existing health workforce. A number of measures are being taken to alleviate these problems. The enrollment of students has been increased in different categories and new trainings started in professions like dentistry. The process to develop policy and strategy for managing human resource for health has been started. The implications of these for HRD by 2015 are explored briefly.
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development Vol. 21 (3) 2007: pp. 216-231