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Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception

Moving beyond specialist doctors to involve a wider range of health workers is an increasingly
important public health strategy. Planned and regulated task shifting and task sharing can ensure a
rational optimization of the available health workforce, address health system shortages of specialized
health-care professionals, improve equity in access to health care and increase the acceptability of
health services for those receiving them.

Institutional author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication date: 2015