by Kathy Fritsch, Margaret Phiri, Silvina Malvarez et al.
Human Resources for Health Observer Series No. 18
World Health Organization, 2017
The goal of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will be undermined if concrete steps are not taken to protect, motivate, increase and retain adequate numbers of skilled, well-educated and trained health workers in countries. The health care workforce is a major building block of health systems. Community health nurses (CHN) have the potential to make significant contributions to meet the health care needs of various population groups in a variety of community settings. The focus of this paper is on community health nursing and community health nurses’ contribution to UHC.