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Table 2 Health technology gaps in 2013

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

Medical devices and beds African region average (A) Global average (B) Gap [C = B/A)]
Computed tomography units per million population 0.4 1.9 (at Eastern Mediterranean Region) 4.8-fold
Radiotherapy units per million population 0.1 1.8 18.0-fold
Mammography units per million females aged 50 to 69years 7.4 20.9 2.8-fold
Hospital beds per 10 000 population (2012) 9 27 3.0-fold
Psychiatric beds per 10 000 population (2010) 0.6 2.5 4.2-fold
Hospitals per 10 000 population 0.8 0.9 (at Eastern Mediterranean Region) 1.1-fold
  1. Source: WHO [35].