There is a worldwide shortage of healthcare workers, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa bears 24% of the global disease burden, but has only 3% of the world’s health workforce (source).
In Malawi, there were only 266 doctors working in the public sector 2004. This works out to less than 2 doctors per 100 000 people (source).
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