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Table 4 Type of transfer versus transfer initiated by (n = 44)

From: Health worker transfer processes within the public health sector in Ghana: a study of three districts in the Eastern Region

Type of transfer Transfer initiated by Total
District Health Administration Health worker Regional Health Administration
Intra-district 29 (82.9) 5 (14.3) 1 (2.9) 35 (79.6)
 Community health nurse 21 1 0 22
 Midwife 5 2 0 7
 Physician assistant 2 1 0 3
 Nurse 1 1 0 2
 Accountant (RHA) 0 0 1 1
Inter-district 0 4 (66.7) 2 (33.3) 6 (13.6)
 Community health nurse 2 0 0 2
 Accountant (DHA) 0 0 1 1
 Public health nurse (DHA) 0 0 1 1
Inter-regional 0 3 (100) 0 3 (6.8)
 Doctor 0 2 0 2
 Disease control officer (DHA) 0 1 0 1
Total 29 (65.9) 12 (27.3) 3 (6.8) 44 (100)
  1. DHA District Health Administration, RHA Regional Health Administration