Mozambique, like many African countries, suffers from an array of health care problems.
Life expectancy there is just 50 years old. The adult HIV rate is 11 percent.
And, like many African nations, Mozambique has a shortage of skilled health care workers.
The World Health Organization recommends 235 health care workers per 100,000 population. Mozambique in 2012 had 75 workers per 100,000.
It’s that shortage that three Atlanta area organizations have teamed up to address.
The Task Force for Global Health, the CDC and a group of Georgia Tech students have produced a new Excel-based tool that can help a nation distribute health care workers more evenly around a country — ensuring that the sickest people have access to care.
The tool was developed for Mozambique, where it will be piloted this year. full story