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Table 3 Investment plan density target implications

From: Never again? Challenges in transforming the health workforce landscape in post-Ebola West Africa

Country Implications Doctors Nurses Midwives Total
Liberia Current stock (2015) 158 2445 952 3555
Total stock needed to reach target density (1.12 per 1000) in 2021 (% annual growth) 274 (9.7%) 4245 (9.7%) 1653 (9.7%) 6172
Guinea Current stock (2015) 1111 1168 372 2651
Total stock needed to reach target density (0.78 per 1000) in 2024 (% annual growth) 4567 (17%) 4801 (17%) 1529 (17%) 10 897
Sierra Leone Current stock (2015) 234 450 208 892
Required for target density (0.78 per 1000) in 2025 (% annual growth) 1638 (21.5%) 3151 (21.5%) 1456 (21.5%) 6245
Required for target density (1.12 per 1000) by 2025 (% annual growth) 2352 (26%) 4524 (26%) 2091 (26%) 8967
  1. Note: In each case, it is assumed that the current staff ratios across the three cadres will not change, so the growth rates for each cadre are the same. Note that Liberia’s investment plan target has been adjusted from 1.4 per 1000 to 1.12 per 1000 with the removal of physician assistants for the purpose of this analysis