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
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 ...
Protecting the world from deadly superbugs
WLKY - 5/26/2016 9:10:15 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Zika virus 'could hit Europe within months', World Health Organization warns
gosporttimes.com - 5/25/2016 5:51:01 PM
Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said the overall risk for Europe was low to moderate, although it in some countries it was high ... and population density and urbanization. The risk is deemed "high" on the Portuguese archipelago ...
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 ...
4 Takeaways From The World Biosimilar Congress
bioprocessonline.com - 5/25/2016 3:06:22 PM
Real-world experience, especially from Western countries — in particular ... How will we work together to ensure the product is embraced by payers, patients, and physicians? Biobetters were on the tip of everyone’s tongues at this conference.
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.