Countries Facing a Critical Healthcare Worker Shortage

A fantastic interactive graphic by the Guardian highlights which countries are in the most dire straits. Check it out here, and hover over a country’s name to get the statistics.

Some of the facts I found most interesting:

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has one physician and five nurses per 10,000 people and the infant mortality rate is 199 deaths before age five per 1,000 births.

Tanzania has less than one physician and two nurses per 10,000 people and an infant mortality rate of 103.

Chad also has less than one physician and three nurses per 10,000 people, and an infant mortality rate of 209.

Highest infant mortality rate? Afghanistan.

Check it out.

Author: Larkin Callaghan

I'm a born and bred San Franciscan, with previous residences, postings, and assignments in NYC, LA, and Eastern and Southern Africa. Runner, global health and international development expert, health communications and strategic partnerships professional, implementation science investigator, reproductive health advocate. Previously seen working at the UN, professor-ing at Stanford University, implementing in sub-Saharan Africa, SE Asia, and Latin America with the CDC, PEPFAR, and ICAP at Columbia, and managing research at UCSF.

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