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Table 2 National stock of health workers by cadre as compared to Emergency Plan targets (2006 and 2009)

From: Rebuilding human resources for health: a case study from Liberia

Cadre 2006 Rapid Assessment 2009 Emergency Plan Target 2009 Census 2009 Emergency Plan Shortfall 2010 Emergency Plan Target 2010 Emergency Plan Shortfall*
Physician 168 210 90 120 215 125
Physician Assistant 273 496 286 210 507 221
Nurse (RN/LPN) 668 567 1393 -826 595 -798
Nurse Aide 1091 n/a 1589 n/a n/a n/a
Certified Midwife 297 659 412 247 708 296
Dentist 13 n/a 23 n/a n/a n/a
Laboratory Technician 149 159 137 22 163 26
Laboratory Assistant 156 378 239 139 387 148
X-Ray Technician 25 60 22 38 62 40
Pharmacist 31 73 46 27 74 28
  1. * Compared with the most recent data available: 2009 HR Census
  2. Sources: 2006 [5] and 2009 [13]