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Table 7 Regional human resources for eye health (HReH) practitioner to population ratios in sub-Saharan Africa, estimated from different surveys

From: Mapping human resources for eye health in 21 countries of sub-Saharan Africa: current progress towards VISION 2020

  V2020 target per million population V2020 survey 2006 Resnikoff et al. survey [12] 2010 This survey 2011
Ophthalmologists 4 3.1 2.7 2.3
Cataract surgeons 10 11.4 - 6.0
OCOs -
Ophthalmic nurses -
Optometrists 20 3.7 - 3.7
Mid-level refractionists - -
CSR 2,000 662 - 515
Cataract surgeries per surgeon 500 - - 180
  1. Table legend: estimates presented in each survey and for each cadre come from different numbers and samples of countries [1, 7]. Practitioner ratios for individual cadres estimated in this study are available in Table 1.