Frontline health workers are the first and often the only link to health care for millions of people living in the developing world. They are the most immediate and cost-effective way to save lives, and foster a healthier, safer and more prosperous world. Yet the World Health Organization estimates a shortage of at least one million frontline health workers in the developing world, particularly in Africa and parts of Asia. Millions more existing health workers could save many more lives if they had proper training and support.
“If more leaders work together to deploy more frontline health workers, more women and children will survive. But they also should ensure better support for those already on the front lines – health workers who sometimes lack the information, skills, equipment and supplies they need to save more lives.”
–Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Importance of the Coalition
The Frontline Health Workers Coalition is a dynamic and influential coalition working together
to urge greater and more strategic U.S. investment in frontline health workers in the developing
world as the most cost-effective way to save lives and foster a healthier, safer and more prosperous world.