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Table 4 Staffing ratios over time based on proposed country strategic plan for patients on ART (staff duties include other HIV-related activities)*

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

  Number of patients per staff position as planned
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Prescribing clinician 534 880 1416 1947 2820
Evaluating clinician 122 189 294 389 545
Evaluating and prescribing clinicians 99 155 244 324 457
Treatment counsellor 308 405 525 660 838
Lifestyle counsellor 100 151 218 258 398
Pharmacist 629 892 1250 1634 2169
Phlebotomist 511 758 1080 1445 1950
Lab technician 517 758 11 223 1445 1950
Total staff to treat 1000 on ART 27.8 18.5 12.5 9.7 7.1
  1. *Adapted from United Republic of Tanzania HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Plan, October 2003