Global Atlas of the Health Workforce


Selected statistics on health workforce demographics


These matrices present the national statistics on demographics of the health workforce in countries where data are available. Data can be derived from multiple sources, including population censuses and surveys, facility based assessments, and routine administrative and management records. The diversity of sources means there may be considerable variability across countries in the coverage, quality and reference year of the original data.

Age distribution of selected health professions

Measuring and monitoring the age distribution of the health workforce is critical for human resources for health (HRH) planning and projections.

   By country By profession

Gender distribution of selected health professions

In many contexts, monitoring the gender dimension of the health workforce is an important equity concern, from the perspective of both clients and providers of health services. The starting point for a gender analysis is the collection and use of sex-disaggregated data.

   By country By profession

Geographic distribution of selected health professions

Measuring and monitoring geographical distribution(urban/rural) in the health workforce is an important equity concern in most countries.

   By country By profession

 

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