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Table 3 Numbers and population density of health workers by category and district, 2005 and 2007.

From: Task sharing in Zambia: HIV service scale-up compounds the human resource crisis

  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 *
  1. * represents 1 facility short of the total number of facilities
  2. + represents 2 facilities short of the total number of facilities
  3. § 20 facilities: Lusaka = 5 facilities, Kabwe = 6 facilities, Mumbwa = 9 facilities. Other facilities lacked catchment populations