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Table 1 Lowest and highest numbers of nurses and midwives per 10,000 of the population in 194 countries in the world [2]

From: Monitoring intrapartum fetal heart rates by mothers in labour in two public hospitals: an initiative to improve maternal and neonatal healthcare in Liberia

17 Countries with lowest numbers of midwives and nursesLast Date of Data recordedNo. midwives and nurses per 10,000 population15 Countries with highest numbers of midwives and nursesLast Date of Data RecordedNo. midwives and nurses per 10,000 population
Somalia20140.611Norway2017181.247
Liberia20151.007Switzerland2016172.828
Madagascar20141.059Iceland2017156.806
Central African Republic20152.039Finland2016147.230
Malawi20162.528Republic of Ireland2016142.949
Togo20152.980Germany2016131.967
Bangladesh20173.067Luxembourg2017123.496
Dominican Republic20173.099Australia2016126.612
Niger20143.109Uzbekistan2014120.739
Senegal20163.129Sweden2016115.434
Afghanistan20143.200Japan2016115.184
Chad20163.637Belarus2014114.383
Mali20163.820Belgium2016111.011
Guinea20163.844New Zealand2017109.550
United Republic of Tanzania20144.126Denmark2016103.004
Mozambique20174.436   
Democratic Republic Congo (DRC)20134.700 Monaco (Pop.38,000) and Niue (Pop. 1600) excluded having high proportions but very small populations