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Table 1 Approved and filled positions by trained personnel in the public health sector, October 2010

From: A scoping study on task shifting; the case of Uganda

Cadre of staff Mulago Hospital Butabika Hospital Regional Referral Hospitals District Health Offices District Total Total %
          Health Units Norms filled filled
  Norms Filled Norms Filled Norms Filled Norms Filled Norms Filled    
Doctors 241 203 26 15 520 204 80 63 824 306 1,691 791 52%
Clinical officers 45 56 12 14 395 261 0 5 2,598 1,678 3,050 2,014 66%
Nurses 940 846 154 127 1,371 1,102 80 10 9,098 4,721 11643 6,806 58%
Midwives 121 95 0 0 701 477 0 0 4,536 3,002 5,358 3,574 67%
Pharmacists 8 4 2 2 36 13 0 2 40 3 86 24 28%
Dispensers 34 26 5 5 80 36 0 0 244 78 363 145 40%
Lab. scientists 63 55 6 6 180 108 0 1 2,236 958 2,485 1,128 45%
Radiographers 33 28 2 3 53 35 0 0 80 22 168 88 52%
Health assistants 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,573 1,570 2,573 1,570 61%
Other health related staff 252 168 87 92 356 173 320 210 4,951 1,816 5,966 2,459 41%
Grand total 1,737 1,481 294 264 3,692 2,409 480 291 27,180 14,154 33,383 18,599 56%
  1. Source: Ministry of Health (March, 2011).