There is an ever increasing demand for medical, healthcare and aged care workers. The health sector globally is already stretched and struggling to cope.
The World's population is living longer
The real problem is a shortage of trained and skilled healthcare workers - the WHO estimates that there will be a shortage of 12.9 million healthcare workers worldwide by 2035, up from 7 million today.
The world does not have a shortage of people - and Governments, Universities and Hospitals are doing all they can do provide more and more healthcare workers with base levels of training. Yet the world still has a shortage of trained, competent and confident healthcare workers.
OECD nations are trying to overcome their own worker shortages by attracting healthcare workers from the developing world, principally the Indian sub-continent and the Philippines. However, there are no enough healthcare workers in developing markets with the needed skills, competence and accreditation to meet OECD requirements. This often means that workers without requisite skills are recruited with a negative outcome for all parties.
There are growing concerns that for developing countries, healthcare emigration will exacerbate already critical healthcare worker shortages in these markets. Developing markets need to up-skill their own workers to ensure a steady supply of care.
The solution is education
The world needs a solution. At Talisium we believe the solution lies in education and training. In adding layers of competence and expertise by up-skilling healthcare workers, who already have a base level of skills.
Direct and online training will enable healthcare workers to up-skill and equip themselves for jobs in their one countries as well as jobs abroad. Through digital channels we have the ability to give every healthcare worker in the World access to the highest quality content and training.
Up-skilling, education and training will help close the gap of 12.9 million healthcare workers.