Addressing nursing shortages in sub-Saharan Africa
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Addressing nursing shortages in sub-Saharan Africa

Sue Campbell Volunteer community health adviser, GOAL Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

The desperate situation of the health workforce in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) cannot be overstated. This has been a significant and confounding factor in the decline in life expectancy in a number of SSA countries. This article identifies the reasons for the global shortage of nurses and recommends actions to address the crisis in Africa.

Correspondence masc@utlonline.co.ug

Nursing Standard. 20, 51,46-50. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.08.20.51.46.c4490

Published in print: 30 August 2006

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review