SKILLING, recruiting and retaining health workers is a critical problem in providing health services to rural areas, Deputy Health Minister Molefi Sefularo saidyesterday.
"The crucial role of human resources in health systems cannot be over-emphasised," Sefularo said in an address delivered at the launch of the Centre for Rural Health at the University of the Witwaterstrand.
He said one of the main constraints to health programmes fulfilling their aims was a shortage of personnel.
The health sector was labour intensive and depended on the "precise application of the knowledge and skills of its work force" . - Sapa