Human Resources for Health

Human resource in health is critical to the provision of high-quality preventive, promotive, and curative services. Pakistan has one of the world’s lowest ratios of doctors, dentists, nurses, and paramedics to population. Other pressing issues include maldistribution of HR, retention, issues and low work-place satisfaction levels. This results in significant staff turnover and brain drain at all levels. Comprehensive national HR, nursing, and allied health workforce strategies based on National HRH vision 2018-30 need to be developed.