WHO to create international human resources database on health careBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7397.1004/a (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1004
- Roger Dobson
One in three countries in Africa and South East Asia has only one medical school for every 10 million people or more, a rate poorer than anywhere in Europe or the Americas, says a new report by researchers from the World Health Organization.
Nine out of 10 countries in the same two regions have fewer than 50 doctors per 100000 inhabitants, and about half of the countries have a similar density of nurses and midwives.
Such analyses and comparisons, however, may be subject to certain limitations, says the report. Classification of …