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
World Health Organization warns Zika virus may spread into Europe
Investment Underground - 5/30/2016 2:53:17 PM
Population density, urbanization and any history of transmission ... The report contains a series of actions that World Health Organization recommends for countries, according to their likelihood of Zika transmission. The organization is now calling ...
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
AllAfrica - 5/30/2016 9:59:48 AM
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 ... through infrastructure and density, in order to create jobs ...
Zika Virus Likely to Hit Europe, Too, World Health Organization Says
Laurel Leader-Call - 5/30/2016 1:20:13 PM
The WHO has called on European countries which could suffer outbreaks to follow a series of recommendations to reduce the likelihood. In its first assessment of the threat Zika poses to the region, the World Health Organization's European office said the ...
Donald Trump Would Return Country to Coathanger Abortions. But the Purity Police Don't Care.
Daily Kos - 5/30/2016 11:14:22 PM
"Even though the baby survived the trauma, physicians said the boy's quality of life ... But we don’t live in a just world. We live in a world, in a country, where women who want to end their pregnancies are considered contemptible.
Zika virus may spread to Europe by this summer
Cinema Blaze - 5/30/2016 12:58:45 PM
When combined with the abilities of those countries ... and population density and urbanization. Ireland is classified as having a "very low" risk of an outbreak, coming 12th last on their list. In an assessment released on May 18, the World Health ...
Zika fears: Why WHO rejected call by scientists to move Rio Olympics
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/28/2016 4:28:43 PM
The World Health Organization (WHO) rejects the idea of moving or postponing the Olympics in Brazil set take place in August, disregarding warnings from doctors across the world. More than 150 prominent physicians ... between these countries and ...
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 ...
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
KTVZ.com - 5/25/2016 11:56:05 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 ...
World Health Organization rejects calls to postpone Rio Olympics over Zika outbreak
yamazaj.com - 5/29/2016 3:27:16 AM
"An unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games ... That's the message of an open letter to the World Health Organization, signed by more than 150 prominent physicians and scholars, who say that new research ...
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.
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 ...
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
Midland Daily News - 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 ...