The health worker shortage in Africa: Are enough physicians and nurses being trained?

Yohannes KINFU, Mario Dal Poz, Hugo Mercer, David Evans

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Abstract

To estimate systematically the inflow and outflow of health workers in Africa and examine whether current levels of pre-service training in the region suffice to address this serious problem, taking into account population increases and attrition of health workers due to premature death, retirement, resignation and dismissal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organisation
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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KINFU, Yohannes ; Dal Poz, Mario ; Mercer, Hugo ; Evans, David. / The health worker shortage in Africa: Are enough physicians and nurses being trained?. In: Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. 2009 ; Vol. 87, No. 3. pp. 225-230.
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