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Table 4 Estimated health worker shortages and surpluses by regions and income group, 2030

From: Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030

  Shortage countries Surplus countries
Demand Supply Need Shortage # Countries Demand Supply Need Surplus # Countries
WHO Region
 Africa 643,548 453,757 2,423,284 189,791 13 1,761,259 2,612,909 6,487,188 851,649 30
 Americas 5,294,324 2,177,226 2,270,537 3,117,097 17 9,994,286 10,565,630 3,975,926 571,344 11
 Eastern Mediterranean 5,735,711 3,976,303 4,248,811 1,759,408 12 465,804 635,105 806,814 169,301 3
 Europe 8,813,848 6,485,872 2,740,579 2,327,976 32 9,344,924 10,317,392 3,045,689 972,468 18
 South-East Asia 11,420,891 9,039,083 12,091,674 2,381,808 3 785,895 1,129,508 2,621,313 343,613 5
 Western Pacific 23,359,616 13,836,069 11,088,037 9,523,547 10 2,535,233 3,425,273 1,182,439 890,040 11
WB Region
 East Asia and Pacific 23,359,616 13,836,069 11,088,037 9,523,547 10 3,186,411 4,414,633 3,646,462 1,228,222 13
 Europe and Central Asia 8,499,926 6,323,225 2,676,878 2,176,701 30 9,344,924 10,317,392 3,045,689 972,468 18
 Latin America 5,294,324 2,177,226 2,270,537 3,117,097 17 3,080,663 3,607,541 1,555,339 526,878 9
 Middle East & North Africa 4,574,811 3,342,787 2,615,168 1,232,024 13 338,608 504,161 417,742 165,553 2
 North America 0 0 0 0 0 6,913,623 6,958,089 2,420,587 44,466 2
 South Asia 13,325,263 10,153,540 14,091,101 3,171,723 5 134,717 140,148 157,290 5431 3
 Sub-Saharan Africa 213,998 135,463 2,121,201 78,535 12 1,888,455 2,743,852 6,876,260 855,397 31
WB Income group
 Low 1,142,167 787,953 4,149,362 354,214 14 257,907 596,623 2,899,686 338,716 15
 Lower middle 19,143,815 14,797,698 16,063,131 4,346,117 23 2,538,766 3,161,245 5,877,124 622,479 21
 Upper middle 28,403,598 15,305,990 12,465,315 13,097,608 23 4,888,132 6,056,042 3,469,462 1,167,910 23
 High 6,578,358 5,076,669 2,185,113 1,501,689 27 17,202,596 18,871,907 5,873,098 1,669,311 19
 World 55,267,937 35,968,311 34,862,922 −19,299,627 87 24,887,401 28,685,817 18,119,370 3,798,416 78