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Global efforts for strengthening the information and evidence base on human resources for health

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Many countries lack the human resources needed to deliver essential health interventions for a number of reasons, including limited production capacity, migration of health workers within and across countries, poor mix of skills and gender imbalances. The formulation of national policies and plans in pursuit of health workforce development goals requires sound information and evidence. This paper discusses a number of dimensions for improving the global evidence base on human resources for health.

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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