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Blog Contributor Wanda Jaskiewicz

Wanda Jaskiewicz is a former Senior Director for Chemonics’ Global Health Division.

by Wanda Jaskiewicz


Part 2: How Can We Optimize the Health Workforce During COVID-19 and Beyond?

In this two-part series, we call for country leaders to consider whether they are optimizing their health workforce and offer some resources and tools to help ensure uninterrupted care and continued provision of high-quality health services. In Part 1, we provided three recommendations to support health workers in the short term. We now consider sustainable…

Part 1: How Can We Optimize the Health Workforce During COVID-19 and Beyond?

Before COVID-19, health workers were already in short supply in many countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) identified 57 countries that have critical health workforce shortages, and it estimates a global health worker shortage of 18 million by 2030, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. Since the pandemic began, health workers have often been pulled…

Assessing the Community-Based Workforce Helps Optimize HIV Programs

This post was adapted from a post that originally appeared on the USAID HRH2030 program’s website. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated human resources for health challenges around the world and heightened the need for a well-prepared, well-supported workforce to not only respond to the pandemic but to also maintain essential services including those for HIV. Community-based…

Beyond PPE: Protecting the Health Workforce during Crises

It has been more than five months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and it continues to ravage communities, countries, and health systems with no end in sight. Health workers on the front lines are physically exhausted, emotionally drained, completely under resourced, and in desperate need of sustained support. While this pandemic is…

Joining Forces to Strengthen the Health and Social Services Systems

This post was adapted from one that originally appeared on the USAID HRH2030 program’s website. The numbers are staggering. One billion children under age 18 experience some form of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. With more than 2 billion children in the world, that means one child in every two is exposed to harmful situations…