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Table 2 Projections of the nursing workforce in the public and mission health sectors until 2010, based on findings in 2004

From: Public sector nurses in Swaziland: can the downturn be reversed?

  Mid-2004 Mid-2005 Mid-2006 Mid-2007 Mid-2008 Mid-2009 Mid-2010
Total nurses in the public and mission sectors 758 694 634 577 524 473 426
Total inflow 80 80 80 80 80 80 80
Training output 80 80 80 80 80 80 80
Immigration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total outflow 144 140 137 133 130 127 125
Normal retirement* 15 14 13 12 10 9 9
Retirement/death due to AIDS** 29 26 24 22 20 18 16
Emigration 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Net loss per year 64 60 57 53 50 47 45
  1. * Rate calculated at 2%
  2. ** Based on 38% HIV prevalence and estimating that 10% of HIV+ people have AIDS