Will there be enough jobs for trained global health professionals?

Saturday, October 1, 2016

At the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) annual conference in San Francisco in April, leading educators in breakout session discussions expressed concern at the increasing number of global health programmes being offered at universities in high-income countries in Europe and North America. Student demand for global health training is clearly robust, but we don't yet know much about the demand side of the global health training–employment equation. Global health trainers and trainees are increasingly concerned that the output of people trained for, and seeking jobs in, global health may outstrip job opportunities in the field.