The Health Workers Count Coalition has produced a new policy briefing on the importance of health workers for achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

UHC refers to all people having access to an essential package of quality health services without the risk of financial hardship associated with paying for healthcare.

This briefing outlines why strong health workforces are essential for expanding coverage of services to those most in need and why health workers need to be considered when increasing financial risk protection and reducing inefficiencies. The briefing calls on governments to take action on health workers as part of their efforts to achieve UHC.

Download the briefing here.