Resource Spotlight: HRH Country Monitoring

Distribution of health workforce by cadre in Africa
Distribution of health workforce by cadre in Africa

One of the challenges facing HRH development is having evidenced based information as a base for policy, planning and implementation. Having fact sheets on human resources for health is therefore a real achievement. The data presented here in 46 country fact sheets for all countries in the African Region was collected in a comprehensive HRH data collection exercise in 2005. The development of the questionnaires for this survey was coordinated in the African Regional Office in collaboration with counterparts in headquarters in Geneva. Data collection was routed through the WHO country offices. In most countries, the Ministry of Health was the main source for data. However many other partners such as statistical offices, professional registries and associations contributed to this survey and make it the most comprehensive data collection of health workforce data in Africa to date. These fact sheets provide general information such as total numbers and densities of the health workforce and distribution by cadre.

Fact sheets are available for Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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