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Human Resources for Health

Workforce Problems at Rural Public health-centres in India

India is one of the 57 countries with a critical Human Resources for Health (HRH) shortage. The Workforce Indicators of Staffing Needs (WISN) approach can identify shortages and inform appropriate sanctioning norms. India currently lacks nationally relevant WISN estimates. We used existing data and modelling techniques to synthesize such estimates.

HRH and Universal Health Coverage

Introduced by the Government of India in 2018, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) is the world’s biggest Government-funded Health Insurance Scheme (GFHIS). In this project, we analysed policy briefs, working papers of the PMJAY, and annual reports from the National Health Authority.

HRH in Rural India - SDG Targets 2030

Rural India has a severe deficit of Essential Human Resources for Health. We provide HRH deficit projections for India’s rural healthcare system and estimate the required growth and scale-up costs to achieve the SDG 2030 target.

HRH and Caste

Caste is an important determinant of inequities in health, education, and other developmental indicators in India. Although past research has focused on caste-based differences in population health outcomes, there is a clear gap regarding its influence on health workforce composition.

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