3.c.1 Health Worker Density
Number of health professionals per 1,000 persons. This includes physicians, specialist medical professionals, surgeons, nurses and midwives, dentistry and pharmaceutical personnel.
World Health Organization’s Global Health Workforce Statistics. Retrieved from “https://www.who.int/hrh/statistics/hwfstats/en/”
The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. Retrieved from “https://www.lancetglobalsurgery.org/indicators”
United Nations Statistics Division. Retrieved from “https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/indicators/database/”
3.c.1 Health Worker Density in the Sustainable Development Goals
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3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.
Related 3.c.1 Health Worker Density Targets
Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States