Type to select a Country
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Step 1) Extract the density (per 10,000 population) of medical doctors, nursing personnel, and midwifery personnel from the WHO National Health Workforce Accounts (NHWA) data portal.
Step 2) Sum the total number of medical doctors, nursing personnel, and midwifery personnel for each WHO Member State.
Step 3) Extract the latest national populations estimates from the most recent revision of the UN Population Division’s World Population Prospects (UNPD WPP) database.
Step 4) Calculate a population-weighted average of density for each Member State by multiplying the density (per 10,000 population) of specified health personnel by the latest UNPD WPP estimate of national population size.
Step 5) To calculate global and regional aggregate densities, divide the sum of UNPD WPP population estimates for all Member States in a particular area (global or regional) by the sum of population-weighted densities (density per 10,000 population multiplied by estimated population size) of all Member States in the same area.
Limitations on health workforce data: