The High-Level Taskforce on Innovative Financing estimates that, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals for health, developing countries need an additional
2.6 million to 3.5 million health workers, who must be trained with limited budgets.
Quality training and continuing education for community health workers is essential, as it is linked to improved health outcomes. For example, Save the Children estimates that training and support to midwives to provide a package of eight proven interventions could prevent 38% of newborn deaths, thus saving 1.3 million babies each year. A training programme for community health workers in Bangladesh reduced maternal mortality by two-thirds, which would correspond 120,000
fewer maternal deaths per year if replicated globally.
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