Navigation Links
Health Workers in Developing Countries Undermines Essential Services

A chronic shortage of health workers in developing nations is undermining essential health services, including treatments for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria// , World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday in Singapore ahead of World Health Day on April 7.

Thousands of health care professionals have left their homes in developing nations in search of higher paying jobs in wealthier countries, Reuters reports.

According to WHO's World Health Report 2006, there is a shortage of more than four million health care workers in 57 developing countries. The report says one quarter of physicians and one in 20 nurses trained in Africa currently work in 30 industrialized countries included in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Sub-Saharan Africa has 24% of the global disease burden but has only 3% of the health care workforce worldwide and accounts for less than 1% of global health care spending, the report says.

The Americas have 10% of the global disease burden, 37% of the health care workforce and account for more than half of global health care spending, the report finds.

Chan also said that medical research and development is geared toward the needs of wealthier nations, while the health care needs of developing countries are overlooked.

"Huge gaps in health outcomes are growing wider, and these gaps divide rather precisely along the lines of poverty and wealth," she said, adding, "Health needs in populations left behind by socioeconomic progress are also left behind by the R&D agenda." For example, only a single class of widely effective malaria drugs is available, even though 300 million to 500 million people in developing countries contract malaria annually and more than one million people die from the disease, Chan said.

Source-Kaiser Family Foundation/M
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
2. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
3. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
4. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
5. Health at heights
6. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
7. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
8. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
9. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
10. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
11. Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/25/2017)... ... ... Swissray is pleased to announce the release of the ELITE DXA, a new bone ... scan window, which is more than double that of existing bone densitometers. Historically, subjects ... an accurate total body bone density or body composition study. The ELITE DXA ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Vighter established its NAEMT ... by providing Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course scholarships to four medics assigned ... education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote critical ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... scale; from third world countries to hospitals in the United States, it’s a ... conversation on the current obstacles facing infection prevention and offers strategies for the ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) ... awards, now in their 12th year, are among the most prestigious in radiology marketing ... the awards were retooled to recognize achievements in both large budget (over $5,000) and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... clinic which can be found at 9618 Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s ... OCS, Clinic Director, and Dr. Ali Higgins, PT, will provide care from the clinic, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... DUBLIN , Mar 24, 2017 Research ... in Drug Discovery and Diagnostics, 2017 - 2035" report to ... The ... current landscape and future outlook of the growing market of deep ... data revolution, deep learning algorithms have emerged as a novel solution ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017 Today Stock-Callers.com have issued ... are: Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN), Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), Edwards ... SSH ). These companies are part of the Healthcare ... Thursday, March 23 rd , 2017, with the NYSE Health ... health care companies in the S&P 500 were down about ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , March 24, 2017  Eli ... today announced plans to invest $850 million in ... span facilities across its U.S. enterprise, including research ... The investments are being driven by demand for ... of potential medicines in development targeting cancer, pain, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: