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Table 1 Nigerian Health Worker Cadre differences

From: Can task-shifting work at scale?: Comparing clinical knowledge of non-physician clinicians to physicians in Nigeria

  JCHEWs CHEWs CHOs Nurse Officers Nurse Midwifes Medical Officers
Training 2 years 3 years 4 years 3 years 3 years + 4 years +
Roles 50% time in communities
50% time providing consultations
Consultations and facility management General and supportive care General and supportive care + midwifery care General/family medicine
Facilities Health Posts:
Service Area: Village or neighborhood
Target population: 500
Hours: 9 am-4 pm
Services: Basic Curative
Staff:
X
Primary Health Clinics:
Service Area: Villages or communities
Target population: 2000–5000
Hours: 24 h
Services: Basic + Normal Delivery
Staff:
X X X X
Primary Health Centers (Ward Health Center):
Service Area: Political Ward
Target population: 10,000–20,000
Hours: 24 h
Services: Basic + Basic Emergency Obstetric Care
Staff:
X X X X X X
Clinical Guidelines National Standing Orders   Standard Treatment Guidelines
Approx. total fees for training ~US$100–260 ~US$150–390 ~US$200–520 ~US$150–390 ~US$1400–2000
Mo. Salary (Approx.) ~US$ 78 ~US$104 ~US$148 ~US$165 ~US$193
  1. Source: World Bank (2010) [10] and National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health & WHO (2007) [39]