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Howard Catton: Every country must commit to improving nurses’ working conditions

Growing problems due to staff shortages in healthcare around the world mean countries need to take steps to attract and retain nurses, says Howard Catton.
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Growing problems due to staff shortages in healthcare around the world mean countries need to take steps to attract and retain nurses, says Howard Catton

Global institutions understand the importance of the health workforce in improving healthcare and are worried about current staff shortages.

It is estimated that 84% of the population in low-income countries, 55% in middle-income countries and 23% in those with higher incomes are without access to healthcare because of workforce shortages.

The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations agency that sets labour standards, recently hosted a meeting with international representatives to discuss how to improve working conditions in health services.

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Nursing was frequently mentioned in relation to pay, violence and migration. The issue of safe staffing was

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