Table 1

Current estimates of health workforce in Pakistan

2000

2004

2007


Doctors

92,824

113,295

127,859


Nurses

37,528

48,446

62,651


Midwives

22,525

23,559

25,261


LHW

5,443

6,741

9,302


Population/doctor

1473

1316

1225


Population/nurses

3642

3076

2501


Population/midwife

6068

6326

6203


Population/LHW

25113

22108

16845


[3] Sources: Economic Survey of Pakistan 2007-2008 and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), Islamabad

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