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Shortage of healthcare workers in South Africa is a concern

The chief executive of the Board of Healthcare Funders, Dr Katlego Mothudi, says this is having a detrimental impact on healthcare services.

The Board of Healthcare Funders is sounding the alarm over the shortage of healthcare workers.

South Africa faces a severe shortage of healthcare professionals with a doctor-to-patient ratio of 1 doctor for every 3,198 patients.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is an estimated deficit of 15 million health professionals in the sector.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela, Chief Executive of the Board of Healthcare Funders, Dr Katlego Mothudi said this is having a detrimental impact on healthcare services.

We have mostly population growth and health care education that is unrelated to growth and you may have also seen other reports that we have an aging health workforce in South Africa.

Dr Katlego Mothudi, Managing Director – Council of Health Funders

Listen to the full interview below:

This article first appeared on 702: Shortage of healthcare workers in South Africa a concern – Board of Healthcare Funders



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