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Regional consultative meeting on the development of a public health leadership programme

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The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean held a regional consultative meeting on the development of a public health leadership programme and strengthening the network of academic institutions in the Eastern Mediterranean Region at the WHO Regional Office in Cairo, Egypt, from 13 to 14 December 2013.

The meeting reviewed the current public health situation in the Region, identified the priority public health challenges and discussed options for improving public health capacity, in addition it reviewed the role and potential of academic institutions in contributing to health system development in the Region and developed a roadmap of activities over the next biennium. 

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Statistics and figures

Density of health workforce in the Region per 1000 in 2011

Physicians 1.2

Nurses 1.8

Dentists 0.3

Pharmacists 0.5