Opinion: Sharing Knowledge and Resources to Train the Health Workforce of the Future

Nov 6, 2018 8:45 AM ET

By Michael Sneed 

While we all can agree that health is at the heart of human progress, too many people around the world today are still unable to access even the most basic health care. Our world's gains in knowledge and innovation are compromised by the rising shortage of skilled health workers, and this shortage means that global targets for access to health care are in jeopardy.

The good news is that more partners focused on health — including private companies — recognize the unique role and responsibility we all have to reduce inequities that persist in our world. For the private sector, this means increasing access not only to products but to the workers who hold up the health system. At Johnson & Johnson, the focus of our business is health, but we have also put a high priority on innovating to build a strong health workforce around the world.

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