Specialist surgical workforce (per 100,000 population) - Country Ranking

Definition: Specialist surgical workforce is the number of specialist surgical, anaesthetic, and obstetric (SAO) providers who are working in each country per 100,000 population.

Source: Data collected by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (www.lancetglobalsurgery.org); Data collected by WHO Collaborating Centre for Surgery and Public Health at Lund University from various sources including Ministries of Health or equivalent national

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Monaco 195.60 2014
2 Greece 163.54 2015
3 Cayman Islands 156.75 2015
4 Italy 142.40 2017
5 United Kingdom 133.30 2015
6 Lithuania 130.92 2015
7 Georgia 130.44 2016
8 Czech Republic 124.52 2013
9 Belarus 124.24 2014
10 Malta 113.46 2017
11 Sweden 113.11 2015
12 San Marino 112.86 2017
13 Bulgaria 112.71 2018
14 Austria 109.88 2015
15 Germany 108.00 2015
16 Iceland 101.57 2015
17 Cuba 100.89 2017
18 Switzerland 94.76 2017
19 Belgium 89.76 2015
20 Lebanon 87.40 2014
21 Serbia 86.72 2016
22 Armenia 86.66 2017
23 Ukraine 86.55 2014
24 Moldova 86.12 2014
25 Portugal 86.09 2015
26 Cyprus 84.42 2018
27 Andorra 83.11 2018
28 Croatia 81.24 2015
29 Luxembourg 80.75 2016
30 Spain 79.90 2014
31 Finland 76.30 2014
32 Israel 75.59 2015
33 Kazakhstan 73.15 2015
34 Ireland 71.97 2018
35 Liechtenstein 71.94 2015
36 Denmark 68.98 2014
37 Poland 67.86 2015
38 Azerbaijan 67.63 2014
39 Latvia 67.62 2016
40 Norway 67.16 2017
41 Slovenia 66.70 2018
42 Estonia 64.98 2017
43 Montenegro 64.12 2016
44 Russia 63.12 2014
45 North Macedonia 61.22 2015
46 Romania 60.53 2015
47 Ecuador 59.39 2014
48 Chile 59.32 2012
49 Turkmenistan 58.81 2014
50 France 58.63 2015
51 Hungary 55.69 2017
52 Brazil 55.47 2018
53 United States 54.71 2015
54 Slovak Republic 53.90 2018
55 Uzbekistan 50.43 2014
56 Egypt 50.08 2014
57 Kyrgyz Republic 50.06 2014
58 Argentina 50.05 2018
59 Korea 49.63 2014
60 Netherlands 48.97 2015
61 Seychelles 48.57 2018
62 Turkey 47.63 2015
63 Australia 45.11 2016
64 Mongolia 45.03 2014
65 Canada 43.87 2016
66 New Zealand 43.00 2016
67 Peru 42.88 2014
68 Tajikistan 41.68 2014
69 China 40.13 2012
70 Uruguay 38.90 2014
71 Japan 37.36 2014
72 Bolivia 33.87 2012
73 St. Kitts and Nevis 33.48 2014
74 Bosnia and Herzegovina 32.30 2014
75 Singapore 31.45 2013
76 Trinidad and Tobago 30.90 2014
77 Oman 30.48 2017
78 Nauru 30.00 2016
79 Hong Kong SAR, China 27.84 2014
80 Panama 26.22 2014
81 Tuvalu 26.07 2018
82 Costa Rica 25.46 2018
83 Jordan 24.49 2015
84 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 23.59 2018
85 St. Lucia 23.56 2014
86 Colombia 22.71 2015
87 El Salvador 22.26 2009
88 Paraguay 20.53 2018
89 Venezuela 18.13 2014
90 Mauritius 17.58 2014
91 Barbados 17.20 2014
92 Cabo Verde 16.04 2011
93 Nicaragua 15.47 2014
94 Qatar 14.49 2011
95 Bahrain 14.36 2015
96 Antigua and Barbuda 14.04 2014
97 Tonga 14.00 2016
98 Honduras 13.68 2014
99 Thailand 13.09 2014
100 Grenada 12.56 2018
101 Algeria 12.13 2013
102 Albania 11.63 2013
103 Tunisia 11.54 2014
104 Malaysia 11.43 2016
105 South Africa 11.42 2014
106 Dominica 11.25 2014
107 Jamaica 11.20 2014
108 Belize 10.47 2014
109 Philippines 9.56 2014
110 Guyana 8.78 2014
111 Kiribati 8.20 2016
112 Iraq 7.64 2013
113 India 6.82 2014
114 Namibia 6.13 2013
115 Haiti 5.88 2015
116 Pakistan 5.53 2014
117 Fiji 5.43 2018
118 Iran 5.02 2014
119 Djibouti 4.42 2013
120 Cambodia 4.20 2018
121 Lao PDR 3.68 2017
122 Morocco 3.66 2016
123 Botswana 3.64 2014
124 Guatemala 3.40 2014
125 Vanuatu 3.20 2016
126 Nepal 2.96 2014
127 Bangladesh 2.91 2018
128 Bhutan 2.87 2014
129 Côte d'Ivoire 2.81 2014
130 Sri Lanka 2.78 2015
131 Sudan 2.67 2014
132 Solomon Islands 2.50 2016
133 Myanmar 2.42 2013
134 Kenya 2.35 2016
135 Papua New Guinea 2.30 2016
136 Benin 1.86 2014
137 The Gambia 1.82 2014
138 Samoa 1.60 2016
139 Zimbabwe 1.55 2016
140 Zambia 1.48 2016
141 Nigeria 1.37 2014
142 Cameroon 1.15 2013
143 Mali 1.05 2014
143 Uganda 1.05 2016
143 Senegal 1.05 2011
146 Timor-Leste 0.90 2016
147 Yemen 0.82 2014
148 Madagascar 0.78 2016
149 Rwanda 0.75 2016
150 Liberia 0.60 2009
151 Burkina Faso 0.59 2014
152 Lesotho 0.57 2014
153 Ethiopia 0.54 2016
154 Mozambique 0.53 2018
155 Togo 0.51 2014
156 Tanzania 0.46 2016
157 Malawi 0.43 2016
158 Niger 0.41 2014
159 Burundi 0.40 2018
159 Eritrea 0.40 2008
161 Central African Republic 0.38 2014
162 Chad 0.29 2013
163 Congo 0.22 2013
164 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.19 2013
165 Eswatini 0.17 2010
166 Somalia 0.16 2014
167 Sierra Leone 0.13 2012
168 Afghanistan 0.03 2014

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual