Definition: This entry gives the number of medical doctors (physicians), including generalist and specialist medical practitioners, per 1,000 of the population. Medical doctors are defined as doctors that study, diagnose, treat, and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans through the application of modern medicine. They also plan, supervise, and evaluate care and treatment plans by other health care providers. WHO estimates that fewer than 23 health workers (physicians, nurses, and midwives only) per 10,000 would be insufficient to achieve coverage of primary healthcare needs.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Physicians density map
A book explores caring physicians from around the world
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 5/23/2016 6:07:42 PM
The Jacksonville endocrinologist has led the Duval Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the World Medical Association ... Here are a few snippets from the 65 physicians in 58 countries profiled in the book. Readers will recognize that ...
New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries
Washington Post - 5/23/2016 8:52:20 PM
It called on all countries to prevent attacks, investigate them and bring the perpetrators to justice. “Turning hospitals into battlefields is a grave breach of humanitarian law and an affront to humanity,” said Susannah Sirkin of Physicians for Human ...
Americans are increasingly addicted to opioids. People in poor countries die in agony without them
The Economist online - 5/24/2016 1:55:58 PM
Andrew Kolodny of Physicians ... that 92% of the world’s morphine, an opioid commonly used to control the pain caused by cancer, is consumed in America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and a sprinkling of western European countries—which between ...
Protecting the world from deadly superbugs
KCCI 8 Des Moines - 5/24/2016 2:50:15 AM
Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, established in 2014 to keep the world from being "cast back into ...
Zika: Which European Countries Are At Risk?
bilbaoya.com - 5/23/2016 6:29:10 PM
The World Health Organisation (WHO ... France is the most likely to have a Zika outbreak among those countries with a moderate risk, because of factors including the density of its urban population, WHO Europe said. Florida Health officials yesterday ...
This country has hit a major milestone for electric cars—here's how
CNBC - 5/24/2016 11:11:20 AM
Electric cars remain a noteworthy sight almost everywhere but in the Scandinavian country of Norway ... by factors such as relatively low real-world driving ranges (i.e. issues with battery storage and density), limited model availability and, most ...
The Countries With the Most Women in the Boardroom
Jewish Business News - 5/23/2016 6:00:32 PM
Women have been struggling to break into company boardrooms across the developed world for years. In an effort to address the chronic lack of women in decision-making positions, some countries have ... accountantsand physicians back in 1970.
2 Muslim doctors join World Health Assembly in Geneva
Philstar - 5/24/2016 5:06:16 AM
COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Two Muslim doctors from the south are among the country’s representatives to the ongoing 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva ... were elated with the participation to the event of physicians Kadil Sinolinding Jr. and ...
Maine Voices: At Hiroshima, Obama should begin leading world back from the brink
Portland Press Herald - 5/24/2016 3:36:11 PM
of the total destructive power now in possession of the superpowers is enough to doom our two countries and inflict untold damage on the rest of the world. … That is why most physicians … agree that our government ought to be exploring every possible ...
BG area physician one of country’s ‘leading herbal medicine authorities’
The Reflector - 5/25/2016 12:11:35 AM
My studies in botany, quantum physics, chemistry and environmental sciences only deepened my belief that we are intricately connected to the world around us ... over that time she has emerged as one of the country’s leading authorities on herbal medicine.
How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?
blogs.aafp.org - 5/24/2016 8:22:31 PM
We are a country of rugged individualism ... Social determinants of health, issues that family physicians are acutely aware of in the public health realm, are believed to be the biggest contributors to suicide. The World Health Organization offers ...
Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Drugs Market to Grow at 4.02% CAGR Driven by Emergence of Novel Agents to 2020
The Business Journal - 5/23/2016 6:00:32 PM
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), osteoporosis is second ... and body chemistry lead to changes in the bone mineral density. This results in osteoporosis, which is characterized by low bone density and structural deterioration of bone ...
World's Healthiest Countries
Forbes - 4/7/2008 11:56:30 PM
Forbes.com has found that the region is home to some of the world’s healthiest countries ... of a country’s population with access to improved drinking water and sanitation; infant mortality rates; the rate of prevalence of tuberculosis; the density ...
The China Precision Medicine Cloud: A world-leading platform to benefit patients and health
TMCnet.com - 5/24/2016 11:04:10 AM
Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population ... clinical diagnostic services directly to physicians and their patients globally.
Zika virus expected to spread in Europe by this summer
Comment - 5/24/2016 9:26:57 PM
The World Health ... For countries with high and moderate likelihood of local Zika virus transmission, WHO recommends strengthening vector-control activities to prevent the introduction and spread of mosquitoes, and reduce their density (particularly ...