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Table 3 Projected impact of single interventions on the HRH workforce from 2008 to 2018

From: Meeting human resources for health staffing goals by 2018: a quantitative analysis of policy options in Zambia

Single intervention scenario Number of health workers in 2018 (% of target level)
  Combined Doctors Clinical officers Nurses Midwives
Baseline projection (no changes) 14 402 (59.2%) 792 (44.5%) 1828 (48.9%) 7508 (53.4%) 4274 (90.0%)
Increase graduation rate to 100% by 2010 15 049 (61.9%) 826 (46.5%) 1920 (51.4%) 7831 (55.7%) 4472 (94.1%)
Decrease voluntary attrition to 0% by 2010 16 199 (66.6%) 958 (53. 9%) 2000 (53.5%) 8713 (62.0%) 4528 (95.3%)
Increase public workforce entry rate to 100% by 2010 16 619 (68.3%) 846 (47.6%) 1906 (51.0%) 9144 (65.1%) 4723 (99.4%)
Double health training institution enrolment by 2010 19 108 (78.6%) 874 (49.2%) 2462 (65.9%) 11 021 (78.4%) 4751 (100%)
Triple health training institution enrolment by 2010 22 669 (93.2%) 957 (53.8%) 3095 (82.8%) 13 866 (98.7%) 4751 (100%)