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Table 2 Global Fund-recipient countries and human resources for health data

From: Global Fund financing and human resources for health investments in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Country 1st year of Global Fund grant Most recent year of Global Fund grant Physicians per 1000 pop. (year)a [pre funding] Physicians per 1000 pop. (year)a [most recent] Nurses/midwives per 1000 pop. (year)b [pre funding] Nurses/midwives per 1000 pop. (year)b (most recent) HR/training investment as percentage of total expenditurec Regiond Incomee HSS/RSSH grantf
Afghanistan 2004 2017 0.20 (2001) 0.28 (2016) 0.60 (2005) 0.32 (2017) 33.4% SEA Low-income Yes
Djibouti 2007 2017 0.23 (2006) 0.22 (2014) 0.57 (2005) 0.54 (2014) 33.5% MENA Lower-middle-income No
Egypt 2004 2016 0.52 (2003) 0.79 (2017) 1.95 (2004) 1.40 (2017) 38.1% MENA Lower-middle-income No
Iran 2005 2018 0.87 (2004) 1.14 (2015) 1.38 (2004) 1.87 (2015) 34.5% SEA Upper-middle-income No
Iraq 2008 2017 0.64 (2010) 0.82 (2017) No data 1.68 (2017) 27.4% MENA Upper-middle-income No
Jordan 2003 2014 2.22 (2002) 2.34 (2017) 2.84 (2002) 3.39 (2017) 30.5% MENA Upper-middle-income No
Morocco 2007 2017 0.53 (2004) 0.73 (2017) 0.81 (2004) 1.10 (2017) 33.6% MENA Lower-middle-income Yes
Pakistan 2004 2018 0.68 (2001) 0.98 (2015) 0.44 (2001) 0.50 (2015) 29.4% HIA Lower-middle-income Yes
Somalia 2004 2017 0.03 (2006) 0.02 (2014) 0.09 (2006) 0.06 (2014) 34.0% MENA Low-income No
Sudan 2005 2018 0.25 (2004) 0.41 (2015) 1.04 (2004) 0.83 (2015) 20.9% MENA Lower-middle-income Yes
Syrian Arab Republic 2007 2016 1.54 (2005) 1.22 (2016) 1.89 (2005) 1.46 (2016) 24.5% MENA Low-income No
Tunisia 2007 2017 0.93 (2005) 1.27 (2016) 2.85 (2004) 2.64 (2016) 40.7% MENA Lower-middle-income No
Yemen 2004 2016 0.34 (2004) 0.31 (2014) 0.69 (2004) 0.73 (2014) 16.2% MENA Low-income No
Average (range for all 21 EMR countries) 2003–2008 2014–2018 1.08 (0.03–3.42) 1.20 (0.001–2.58) 2.09 (0.09–5.64) 2.74 (0.06–3.39) 28.0%    
  1. HSS/RSSH health systems strengthening/resilient and sustainable systems for health
  2. aTotal number of physicians per 1000 population from WHO HRH workforce database and EMR Health Observatory for year with available data most proximate to funding year [19]
  3. bTotal number of nurses/midwives per 1000 population from WHO HRH workforce database and EMR Health Observatory for year with available data most proximate to funding year [19]
  4. cBased on authors’ calculations, expenditures on HR, and training activities as a share of total expenditures from 2002–2017 as categorized by the Global Fund’s Enhanced Reporting Framework
  5. dGlobal Fund regional team groupings: SEA South East Asia, MENA Middle East and North Africa, HIA High Impact Asia
  6. eWorld Bank income-level classification (2018) [17]
  7. fHealth systems strengthening (HSS) or resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH) grant awarded by the Global Fund