Sharing and Shifting Tasks to Maintain Essential Healthcare During COVID-19 in Low Resource, non-US settings

The World Health Organization (WHO) outlines two approaches to expand and ensure access to essential health services during the COVID pandemic by optimizing the use of existing healthcare workforce: task shifting and task sharing [1] [2]. Task shifting and task sharing allow for the shifting of tasks from highly qualified healthcare workers (HCWs) to HCWs with less training and less qualifications and the sharing of tasks with an equally qualified cadre of HCWs, respectively.