DOCTOR- PATIENT RATIO IN AFRICA

DOCTOR- PATIENT RATIO IN AFRICA

Postby Richard Akindele » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:27 pm

CountryDoctor-patient ratio
(per 100,000 people)
Seychelles151
Tunisia134
Libya129
Algeria113
Mauritius106

South Africa77
Egypt54
Morocco51
Gabon49
Sao Tome and Principe49
Botswana40
Equatorial Guinea30
Namibia30
Gabon29

Madagascar29
Nigeria28
Sudan22
(Republic of) Congo 20
Cameroon19
Djibouti18
Swaziland16
Zimbabwe16
Comoros15

Ghana15
Kenya14
Cote d' Ivoire12
Zambia12
Guinea-Bissau12
Mauritania11
Gambia11
Guinea11
Congo (Democratic Republic)11

Central African Republic8
Mali8
Angola8
Uganda8
Burkina Faso6
Senegal6
Papua New Guinea5
Lesotho5
Eritrea5

Rwanda5
Togo4
Benin4
Chad4
Mozambique3
Burundi3
Ethiopia3
Sierra Leone3
Niger3

Tanzania2
Malawi2
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Postby Richard Akindele » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:43 pm

I've never understood the issue of doctor shortages in Nigeria.

Isn't it a matter of demand and supply. Higher demand should correspondingly lead to a higher supply.

If a country needs more medical doctors, you build more medical schools and train more doctors. Can anybody explain why that is a problem?

I know there would be an initial shortage of teachers when new schools are built, but that too can be rectified the same way as doctor shortage.

Can anybody explain why Nigeria has a shortage of doctors?
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