Stories and Strategies - Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Pilot Phase of the SPRINT Initiative in Asia Pacific Region.

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Inadequate human resourcesboth in numbers and qualityare a well documented limitation to effective responses to public health emergencies. Although significant progress has been made in the past 15 years, the literature reveals that the lack of trained health workers continues to exacerbate the marginalised emergency response to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs. A comprehensive response to public health, including SRH care, is essential to minimise death, illness and disability in an emergency.
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