Health workforce research and advice
WHO CC involvement: Professor Jim Buchan
Poor maternal health services and limited access to reproductive health in developing nations is accompanied by an inadequate supply and skills mix of staff needed to deliver health care interventions, commodities and information necessary to achieve the Millennium Development Goals 5 (MDG 5). A study, funded by WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, seeks to address the knowledge gap by identifying evidence from task shifting experiences in small island developing states (SIDS) that have contributed to improved maternal health and access to reproductive health. The final report will be available on the WHO CC UTS website.