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Table 2 Evolution of health worker density per 100 000 inhabitants from 1976 to 2005

From: Paris on the Mekong: using the aid effectiveness agenda to support human resources for health in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Professional level Years of training 1976 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005
Postgraduate/High-level* <4 0.03 0.05 0.15 0.28 0.34 0.36 0.40
Mid-level* 2 to 3 0.13 0.26 0.65 0.66 0.67 0.69 0.75
Low-level * <2 1.58 1.56 1.84 1.42 1.18 1.08 1.02
Total   1.74 1.88 2.64 2.36 2.19 2.13 2.17
  1. *Classification reflects that used by Ministry of Health in the Lao PDR
  2. Source: Extracted from, Fernandes Antunes A, Khampasong T, Shuey D, Xaysida S, Vangkonvilay P, Manivong L, Ministry of Health of Lao People's Democratic Republic MOH: Human Resources for Health: Analysis of the situation in Lao PDR. Ministry of Health, Lao People's Democratic Republic: Vientiane; 2007.