Human Development Data for the Arab States

Physicians (per 1,000 people)

Physicians include generalist and specialist medical practitioners.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Atlas of the Health Workforce. For latest updates and metadata, see http://apps.who.int/globalatlas/.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria .. 0.9 1.1 .. .. 1.2 .. ..
Bahrain 1.1 .. 1.5 2.7 2.8 3 1.4 ..
Comoros .. 0.1 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Djibouti .. 0.2 .. 0.2 0.2 .. .. ..
Egypt 1.1 0.8 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8
Iraq 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7
Jordan 0.8 .. 2 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.5
Kuwait 1.7 0.2 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Lebanon 1.7 1.6 3 2.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5
Libya 1.3 1.1 .. .. .. .. .. 1.9
Mauritania .. 0.1 .. .. .. .. .. 0.1
Morocco .. .. 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 0.7 .. .. .. .. ..
Oman 0.5 0.6 1.3 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9 ..
Qatar .. 1.5 2 2.6 2.8 .. .. ..
Saudi Arabia .. 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 0.9 ..
Somalia 0 .. .. .. 0 .. .. ..
Sudan 0.1 .. 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 ..
Syrian Arab Republic 0.4 0.8 1.4 .. 0.5 1 1.5 ..
Tunisia 0.3 0.5 .. .. .. .. .. 1.2
United Arab Emirates 1.1 0.8 2 1.6 1.7 1.9 .. ..
Yemen .. 0 0.2 .. .. .. .. 0.3
Arab States .. 0.7 .. .. .. .. .. 1.4
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 1 1.2 .. .. .. .. .. 1.2
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. 3.3 .. .. .. .. .. 3.2
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. 1.4 .. .. .. .. .. 2.2
Least Developed Countries: UN classification .. 0.1 .. .. .. .. .. 0.2
OECD Members 1.6 1.9 .. .. .. .. .. 2.8
South Asia 0.3 0.4 .. .. .. .. .. 0.6
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. 0.1 .. .. .. .. .. 0.2
World 1 1.2 .. .. .. .. .. 1.4


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