Table 3

Numbers and population density of health workers by category and district, 2005 and 2007.

Lusaka

(n = 9)

Kabwe

(n = 9)

Mumbwa

(n = 12)

Total

(n = 30)


Staff numbers & density

2005

2007

2005

2007

2005

2007

2005

2007


Doctors

18

16

7

9

5*

6*

30*

31*


Nurses

160

166

260

240

68

65

488

471


Clinical officers

41

41

26

21

25

20

92

82


Total clinical staff numbers: doctors, clinical officers and nurses

219

223

293

270

98

91

610

584


Clinical staff density: number per 10 000 population §

4.4

4.4

9.2

7.3

2.5

2.2

4.9

4.6


Laboratory technicians

10*

14*

23

19

3*

5*

36+

38+


Pharmacy technicians

18*

21*

10

11

4*

6*

32+

38+


Dedicated HIV counsellors

45

50

12*

22*

14*

21*

71+

93+


Records/registry clerks

38

42

16

18

2*

3*

56*

63+


Total

330

350

354

340

121

126

805

816*


* represents 1 facility short of the total number of facilities

+ represents 2 facilities short of the total number of facilities

§ 20 facilities: Lusaka = 5 facilities, Kabwe = 6 facilities, Mumbwa = 9 facilities. Other facilities lacked catchment populations

Walsh et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:272   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-272

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