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Table 2 Average densities of doctors, nurses, and midwives, per 1000 population, 2013

From: Never again? Challenges in transforming the health workforce landscape in post-Ebola West Africa

WHO region/country Physicians Nurses and midwives Total
Africa 0.24 1.09 1.33
Americas 2.29 5.49 7.78
Eastern Mediterranean 1.01 1.42 2.43
Europe 3.25 6.81 10.06
South Asia 0.58 1.24 1.81
East Asia 1.87 2.51 4.37
Western Pacific 1.40 2.08 3.48
Global 1.36 2.75 4.11
Liberia 0.03 0.74 0.77
Guinea 0.10 0.1 0.20
Sierra Leone 0.04 0.11 0.15
  1. Source: For WHO Regions: Global Health Observatory, World Health Organization (http://apps.who.int/ghodata/#); For Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone—authors calculations based on the current stock available from public payroll and 2015 population estimates (CIA database)