Meeting the Need


A Dire Shortage

All countries need robust health care delivery systems to provide quality, accessible services. The World Health Organization reports that 83 countries do not meet the minimum threshold of 23 health workers (nurses, doctors, and midwives) per 10,000 people. 43 of the 83 countries are in Africa which has a particularly severe shortage and shoulders nearly a quarter of the world’s disease burden.

This crippling shortage of doctors and nurses is perpetuated by the scarcity of educators able to train eager new medical and nursing professionals and limits the ability of countries to deliver even basic health care, let alone respond to more complex needs.


Where We Work


GLOBAL HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS


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Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for almost 70% of the global total of new HIV infections.

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the World Health Organization estimates there is a critical shortage of 7.2 million doctors, nurses and midwives around the world.

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There are no medical schools in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

Bohemian Foundation
Child Relief International Foundation
MGH Global Health
US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Pfizer
George Washington University
GE Foundation
FedEx
ExxonMobil Foundation
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Peace Corps
Medtronic
Bank of America
Abbott Fund