Addressing the Human Resource Challenge: Alternative Thinking and Approaches to Bridge the Gap

January 21, 2022

This webisode focuses on the acute shortage and uneven distribution of healthcare workers. “This is probably the largest labor market challenge we have in the world,” said Dr. Kate Tulenko, Founder and CEO of Corvus Health, in a conversation with Charles Dalton, IFC Senior Health Specialist and Professor Fernanda Tovar-Moll, CEO of IDOR—D’Or Institute for Research and Education in Brazil. “The gap is huge, it’s going to get bigger, and there’s no quick fix,” said Dalton. Watch or listen now to hear their thoughts on solutions.


Dr. Kate Tulenko, MD, MPH, MPhil, FAAP

Founder & CEO, Corvus Health

Dr. Kate Tulenko is a physician, health systems expert, and founder and CEO of Corvus Health, a global health workforce firm with the goal of giving all people access to skilled health workers and the founder of the Center for Health Professional Schools which aims to train an additional 1 million health workers over the next ten years. Previously Dr. Tulenko served as director of the US government’s global health workforce project and the founding coordinator of the World Bank’s Africa Health Workforce program.









Dr. Fernanda Tovar-Moll

CEO, D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR)

Dr. Fernanda Tovar-Moll holds the position of CEO for the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR)—a private, not-for-profit research institute in Brazil, which she co-founded in 2009. IDOR has been responsible for developing and implementing research, education, and innovation activities at Regidor Hospital network—the largest private hospital network in Brazil with over 50 hospitals.