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Table 4 Estimates of health personnel per 100 000 population in selected African countries

From: Human resources for emergency obstetric care in northern Tanzania: distribution of quantity or quality?

Country Year Physicians Nurses
Angola 1997 7.7 114.5
Botswana 1994 23.8 219.1
Democratic Republic of Congo 1996 6.9 44.2
Ghana 1996 6.2 72.0
Lesotho 1995 5.4 60.1
Kenya 1995 13.2 90.1
Namibia 1997 29.5 168.0
South Africa 1996 56.3 471.8
Swaziland 1996 15.1 ...
Tanzania 1995 4.1 85.2
Zambia 1995 6.9 113.1
Zimbabwe 1995 13.9 128.7
  1. Source: WHO estimates of health personnel; 1998