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The Great Resignation: Why Women Health Workers Are Leaving


Women, who make up the majority of frontline health workers, are facing unprecedented challenges as the pandemic continues into its fourth year, forcing them to leave the workforce.

The ‘Great Resignation’ of women health workers is impacting women and health systems globally, with a concerning ‘Great Migration’ trend. This exodus exacerbates the existing health worker shortage crisis, affecting countries striving to achieve universal health coverage.

This report explores these issues in depth and calls for gender-transformative solutions to address workforce imbalances.

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