Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Surgical workforce

  • Anaesthesiologists
    On average, in WHO Africa and South-East Asian regions, there is 1 licensed anaesthesiologist per 1 million population
  • Surgeons
    The African, Eastern Mediterranean and South-East Asia WHO regions account for 47% of the global population, yet have only 17% of licensed surgeons
  • Obsetricians
    The global number of licensed obstetricians is less than 500 000, with only 3% working in the WHO African Region

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