Inequities in the Global Health Workforce: The Greatest Impediment to Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

International Journal

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2007, 4(2) Jun 30, 2007

“The Americas (mainly USA and Canada) are home to 14% of the world’s population, bear only 10% of the world’s disease burden, have 37% of the global health workforce and spend about 50% of the world’s financial resources for health. Conversely, sub-Saharan Africa, with about 11% of the world’s population bears over 24% of the global disease burden, is home to only 3% of the global health workforce, and spends less than 1% of the world’s financial resources on health."

Chipayeni Mtonga
Stella C. E. Anyangwe

Central Africa
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
West Africa



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