Shortage of 15 million health workers worldwide by 2030
Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections
World Bank Group "In low- and middle-income countries, scaling essential health interventions to achieve health development targets is constrained by the lack of skilled health professionals to deliver services. This paper takes a labor market approach to project future health workforce demand based on an economic model that projects economic growth, demographics, and health coverage, and using health workforce data (1990–2013) for 165 countries from the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory.
(...) The model predicts that by 2030 global demand for health workers will rise to 80 million workers, double the current (2013) stock of health workers. The supply of health workers is expected to reach 65 million over the same period, resulting in a worldwide shortage of 15 million health workers." (Photo: Path global health/flickr)