World Social Protection Report 2014/15

Shortage of skilled health workers, by country

Image | 03 June 2014

Additional skilled health workers needed to provide services to all in need, per 10,000 population
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Source: ILO calculations based on WHO data (Physicians, nursing and midwifery personnel density per 10,000 population).


The ILO estimates that at least 41.1 health workers per 10,000 population are necessary to provide services to all in need. The figure is based on calculations of median values of the density of health workers in countries where socio-economic conditions and health financing characteristics are conducive to universal coverage.