With less than a decade left to attain a host of global health and development targets, the time for discussion is over. It’s now or never that we get the job done by focusing on what we know will work to achieve important global commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals, UHC2030, FP2030, and the World Health Organization’s Global Technical Strategy for Malaria.

Frontline health workers and strong primary health care systems are critical to our success. And we know they work. We also know we need enough of the right health workers to provide the right services, in the right places, and at the right times. That means we need to train a fit-for-purpose frontline health workforce based on local needs, realities, and disease burden, while also ensuring that the existing frontline health workforce has the capacity, tools, resources, and time to deliver high-quality services…more