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Report: Countries that need nurses and midwives the most, 2024

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According to CEOWORLD magazine, 35 countries have less than one nurse or midwife per 1,000 people. Somalia (1.13), Cameroon (1.93), Chad (1.98), Sierra Leone (2.04), Niger (2.02), Central African Republic (2.35), Equatorial Guinea (2.7), Benin (2.91), and Madagascar (2.92) are the countries with less than three nurses/midwives per 10,000 people.

Nurses and midwives play a crucial role in healthcare, particularly in rural areas where they are often the sole medical support available. Doctors are more expensive and tend to be located in urban areas. Without nurses and midwives, it would be much harder to combat contagious and vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.

These professionals provide early screening, prevention, and treatment to those who would otherwise have no access to healthcare. Their contribution to improving global public health extends beyond just treating diseases. They also help improve maternal and newborn health.

In 2024, the countries that require nurses and midwives the most will be those with the lowest number of healthcare providers.

Nurses and Midwives (per 10,000 population)

RankCountryRegionNurses and Midwives (per 10,000 population)
1SomaliaEastern Mediterranean1.13
2CameroonAfrica1.93
3ChadAfrica1.98
4Sierra LeoneAfrica2.04
5NigerAfrica2.22
6Central African RepublicAfrica2.35
7Equatorial GuineaAfrica2.7
8BeninAfrica2.91
9MadagascarAfrica2.92
10SenegalAfrica3.57

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Christina Miller
Associate News Editor at CEOWORLD Magazine. I lead the reporting team that covers US financial services and I write a business column for the opinion section. I write news pieces about the US and European market for start-ups and interview CEOs for our interview slot. I also presented one of the CEOWORLD magazine's early podcast hits, Money Stories, in which I persuadeded notable CEOs to share insights into the breaking news, moments of crisis and key decisions that enabled them to build successful international companies.