African Atlas of the Health Workforce




World Health Organization, Africa Health Workforce Observatory


The starting point for this online database was a comprehensive health workforce survey conducted by the WHO Regional Office for Africa in collaboration with WHO department of human resources for health in Geneva in 2004/2005. All 46 member states of the African Region have contributed to this data collection. The data base presented here is the best available information base on the health workforce in the African Region to date and it will be continuously updated. Data is provided for 23 different types of health care cadres, both as total numbers and densities per 1000 population. For many health care cadres, additional data e.g. on the age characteristics and the urban/rural distribution is available. [publisher’s description]

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