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Nigeria, Others On List Of ‘Most Pressing’ Shortage Of Health Workers – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included Nigeria and 54 other countries on its Health Workforce Support and Safeguards List 2023.


The global health body stated that the countries face the most pressing health workforce challenges related to universal health coverage.


It noted that these countries have a density of doctors, nurses and midwives below the global median (that is 49 per 10,000 population.


The countries also have a universal health service coverage index below a certain threshold.

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