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Another 2.4 million health professionals needed, says WHO

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:809
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The World Health Organization has called for a 10 year global action plan to expand medical training and stem the “haemorrhaging that threatens [healthcare] workforce stability,” thus enabling health systems to tackle disease and achieve global goals on health. It says that an extra 2.4 million doctors, nurses, and midwives are needed in the world, with critical staff shortages in 57 countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. …

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