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Are there enough doctors and hospital beds in your country?

February 03, 2015 03:58 IST

The two maps, above, show the density of hospital beds and doctors per 10,000 population across the world.

The data, taken from WHO's World Health Statistics 2014, is a measure of healthcare available to the people of a country. The report states that data on health systems, 'are essential in enabling governments to determine how best to meet the health-related needs of their populations'.

Map 1: Hospital Beds
The WHO report says that the density of hospital beds can be used to indicate the availability of patient services. Japan, North Korea and Belarus have the highest number of hospital beds per 10,000 population across the world whereas Mali has the fewest followed by Niger and Madagascar.

Map 2: Doctors
Qatar, Monaco and Cuba have the highest number of doctors per 10,000 population across the world whereas Tanzania has the fewest followed by Liberia and Malawi.

(Areas marked white are those for which data is not available.) Explore the map above to see where your country stands.

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Tags: WHO