A qualitative examination of the health workforce needs during climate change disaster response in Pacific Island Countries

Queen Margaret University College
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Journal Article
Human Resources for Health, 2014, 12 (1), pp. 2 - 20
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There is a growing body of evidence that the impacts of climate change are affecting population health negatively. The Pacific region is particularly vulnerable to climate change; a strong health-care system is required to respond during times of disaster. This paper examines the capacity of the health sector in Pacific Island Countries to adapt to changing disaster response needs, in terms of: (i) health workforce governance, management, policy and involvement; (ii) health-care capacity and skills; and (iii) human resources for health training and workforce development.
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