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Table 7 Selected team-based HRH needs for 1000 patients on ART from existing or proposed programme-level ART programmes

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

Team ART clinic (19) Provincial hospital** Central hospital**
Physician or Medical Officer (MD) 3–4 1.25 2
Clinical Officer (CO) 0 0.6 -
Nurse 3–4 1.25 4
Counsellor/social worker 50 1.25 3
Other* None noted 5 3
Total HRH per 1000 ART patients 57 9.4 12***
Total clinical staff (MD/CO/nurse) per 1000 ART patients 6–8 3.1 6
  1. * May include administrative, nursing assistants, PLWHA not designated explicitly as counsellors
  2. **From ATSAP survey
  3. ***also 3 community health workers, 2 pharmacist/pharmacy technicians and 3 laboratory technicians