Training Up, Staffing Down

From Rahim Bank’s nursing school graduating class of 250, he was 1 of under 2 dozen that landed health care jobs. He works—sometimes 18-hour days—in a hospital with 50 patients for every nurse.

While educational institutions and nonprofits are training up health workers, they aren’t being hired. Just 45% of Malawi’s 42,000 health sector job openings are filled; 33% for key frontline clinical staff.

Government coffers—mostly filled by external development partners—are stretched as the population expands and Malawi faces pressure from The International Monetary Fund to cut public spending.

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