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Analytical summary - Health workforce

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In Uganda, human resources for health problems have a negative influence on service delivery and thus sector performance. They also have negative implications for the absorptive capacity of the whole sector.

Therefore, the starting point for improving the health sector's overall performance should be improving the staffing levels, as well as human resources for health motivation.

A comprehensive blend of interventions is needed, as increased salary or staff housing alone are not enough. Improved financial terms must go hand in hand with improvements to human resource management.

The health worker to population ratio of 1.49 core health workers per 1000 population is still below the WHO recommended minimum of 2.3 health workers per 1000 population.