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Table 1 Health workforce gaps in 2013

From: Investing in health systems for universal health coverage in Africa

Inputs African region average (A) Global average (B) Gap [C = B/A)]
Physicians per 10 000 population 2.6 14.1 5.4-fold
Nursing and midwifery personnel per 10 000 population 12.0 29.2 2.4-fold
Dentistry personnel per 10 000 population 0.5 2.7 5.4-fold
Pharmaceutical personnel per 10 000 population 0.9 4.3 4.8-fold
Psychiatrists per 10 000 population <0.05 0.3 6.0-fold
  1. Source: WHO [35].