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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people

DEFINITION: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Seychelles 1.51 per 1,000 people 2004
2 Mauritius 1.06 per 1,000 people 2004
3 South Africa 0.77 per 1,000 people 2004
=4 Sao Tome and Principe 0.49 per 1,000 people 2004
=4 Cape Verde 0.49 per 1,000 people 2004
6 Botswana 0.4 per 1,000 people 2004
=7 Equatorial Guinea 0.3 per 1,000 people 2004
=7 Namibia 0.3 per 1,000 people 2004
=9 Madagascar 0.29 per 1,000 people 2004
=9 Gabon 0.29 per 1,000 people 2004
11 Nigeria 0.28 per 1,000 people 2003
12 Sudan 0.22 per 1,000 people 2004
13 Cameroon 0.19 per 1,000 people 2004
14 Djibouti 0.18 per 1,000 people 2004
=15 Zimbabwe 0.16 per 1,000 people 2004
=15 Swaziland 0.16 per 1,000 people 2004
=17 Ghana 0.15 per 1,000 people 2004
=17 Comoros 0.15 per 1,000 people 2004
19 Kenya 0.14 per 1,000 people 2004
=20 Guinea-Bissau 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
=20 Cote d'Ivoire 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
=20 Zambia 0.12 per 1,000 people 2004
=23 Guinea 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
=23 The Gambia 0.11 per 1,000 people 2003
=23 Mauritania 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
=23 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.11 per 1,000 people 2004
=27 Central African Republic 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
=27 Mali 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
=27 Angola 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
=27 Uganda 0.08 per 1,000 people 2004
=31 Senegal 0.06 per 1,000 people 2004
=31 Burkina Faso 0.06 per 1,000 people 2004
=33 Eritrea 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
=33 Rwanda 0.05 per 1,000 people 2004
=33 Lesotho 0.05 per 1,000 people 2003
=36 Benin 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
=36 Togo 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
=36 Chad 0.04 per 1,000 people 2004
=36 Somalia 0.04 per 1,000 people 1997
=40 Sierra Leone 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=40 Mozambique 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=40 Niger 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=40 Ethiopia 0.03 per 1,000 people 2003
=40 Burundi 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=40 Liberia 0.03 per 1,000 people 2004
=46 Tanzania 0.02 per 1,000 people 2002
=46 Malawi 0.02 per 1,000 people 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Health/Physicians/Per-1,000-people

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people

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Interesting observations about Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people

  • 32 of the top 41 countries by physicians > per 1,000 people are European.
  • 28 of the top 49 countries by physicians > per 1,000 people are Cold countries'.
  • Cuba has ranked in the top 2 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 1995.
  • Belarus has ranked in the top 3 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 1996.
  • Italy has ranked in the top 3 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 2001.
  • 18 of the top 40 countries by physicians > per 1,000 people are NATO.
  • Azerbaijan ranked first for physicians > per 1,000 people amongst Non-religious countries in 2003.
  • Russia ranked first for physicians > per 1,000 people amongst Emerging markets in 2003.
  • Georgia has ranked in the top 4 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 2000.
  • Turkey ranked last for physicians > per 1,000 people amongst Potential Future EU Members in 2005.
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