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
What the World Humanitarian Summit Means for Climate Change
The Huffington Post - 5/27/2016 5:02:42 AM
I joined about 6000 other delegates from around the world this week for the first ever World Humanitarian ... called Firechat Alerts enables people in high density situations to create their own communication network. It uses the radios already in smart ...
Africa, “Workshop of the World”: Manufacturing strategies to unleash a continent
en.starafrica.com - 5/27/2016 10:17:40 AM
ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, 27 May 2016 / PRN Africa / — Africa's share of manufacturing in GDP is less than half of the average for all developing countries. On Thursday, May 26, a panel discussion, “Africa – Workshop of the World”, was held during ...
World Women's Health Day: Love Yourself, Ditch That 'Perfect Body Type' Obsession
m.food.ndtv.com - 5/27/2016 8:30:18 AM
The patriarchal culture dominant in most countries for centuries not only had a say in their ... even cancer), but some physicians got to the heart of the problem by emphasizing the extent to which a corset prevented proper muscle development and vigorous ...
New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries
India TV - 5/24/2016 9:02:29 AM
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 ...
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 ...
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
KXLY - 5/26/2016 7:30:02 PM
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 ...
This country has hit a major milestone for electric cars—here's how
CNBC - 5/24/2016 7:07:57 AM
The government's strategy has proved highly successful; recent quarterly data suggest around 25 percent of all newly registered autos in the country are ... low real-world driving ranges (i.e. issues with battery storage and density), limited model ...
World Health Organization report: Europe faces low to moderate Zika risk this summer
La-Kabylie - 5/25/2016 5:15:13 PM
Countries with high and moderate risk of Zika should improve vector-control measures to prevent the spread of mosquitoes and reduce their density, WHO Europe said. The WHO's European region covers 53 countries and a population of almost 900 million.
Letters to the Editor: More Residential Density Is Bad for Falls Church
Falls Church News-Press - 5/26/2016 12:20:33 PM
I can only hope that our elected officials will have the fortitude to focus density on commercial areas and leave our neighborhoods alone. Most U.S. citizens believe this country has the world’s best military and most people want this to continue.
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 ...
Leading in a Changing World
The Business Journal - 5/27/2016 1:30:56 PM
It’s a challenge CFOs from Charlotte-based companies in healthcare, energy and manufacturing addressed at a panel on leading in a changing world. Steven Young ... healthcare providers around the country, including physicians who see patients over ...
Physicians, anesthesiologists oppose VA's plans for advanced practice registered nurses
Fierce Health Care - 5/26/2016 5:06:52 PM
Some healthcare groups have voiced opposition to the Department of Veteran Affairs proposed rule that would give advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) expanded practice authority, citing concerns about a lack of clinical oversight from physicians.
How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?
blogs.aafp.org - 5/23/2016 11:58:27 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 ...
Zika virus 'could hit Europe within months', World Health Organization warns
expresioneconomica.org - 5/25/2016 11:56:05 PM
Countries with high and moderate risk of Zika should improve vector-control measures to prevent the spread of mosquitoes and reduce their density, WHO Europe said ... School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. World Health Organization said most countries ...