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Table 2 Range of task assignments to physicians (MDs) and other providers in existing programmes providing ART visited by WHO as part of HRH assessments, or who responded to ATSAP survey

From: Estimating health workforce needs for antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings

  Asia Africa
Assess eligibility 50% MD only
38% MD and nurse
63% MD only
12% MD and other provider type
25% Other provider types only
Initiate 89% MD only 75% MD only
25% MD and other provider types
Assess toxicity/failure 22% MD only
78% MD and other provider types
All include MD, most MD only
Adherence support 54% MD or MD and other providers types
44% other provider types only.
33% MD or MD and other provider types
67% other provider types only
Routine follow-up Not noted 88% MD or MD and other provider types
12% other provider types only