Will It Be A Luxury To Meet Physicians?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has consistently warned of a looming healthcare crisis, with a projected shortage of 10 million healthcare workers worldwide by 2030. Over half of the global population lacks access to essential healthcare, exacerbating the problem. The 2023 report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) predicts a potential shortage of up to 124,000 physicians in the U.S. by 2034. Europe is already grappling with a health workforce crisis, while Asia faces challenges related to uneven geographical distribution of healthcare workers. Migration of healthcare professionals to wealthier nations further strains healthcare systems, leaving vulnerable populations, particularly in Africa, underserved. The 2023 WHO Health Workforce Support and Safeguards list highlights worsening conditions in 55 countries facing significant healthcare workforce challenges, including low healthcare worker density and inadequate universal health coverage.
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