Estimated critical shortages of medical professionals by WHO region

 
Number of Countries
In countries with shortages
WHO region
Total
With shortages
Total stock
Estimated shortage
Percentage increase required
Africa
46
36
590 198
817 992
139
Americas
35
5
93 603
37 886
40
South-East Asia
11
6
2 332 054
1 164 001
50
Europe
52
0
NA
NA
NA
Eastern Mediterranean
21
7
312 613
306 031
98
Western Pacific
27
3
27 260
32 560
119
World
192
57
3 355 728
2 358 470
70