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Table 1 Distribution of health training institutions by country

From: An overview of health workforce education and accreditation in Africa: implications for scaling-up capacity and quality

Country name Medical training institutions Health sciences institutions Nursing and midwifery institutions Total
Algeria 15 3 113 131
Angola 18 95 8 121
Benin 2 10 2 14
Botswana 2 3 7 12
Burkina Faso 4 48 51 103
Burundi 4 25 19 48
Cape-Verde 5 8 5 18
Central African Republic 1 6 1 8
Chad 2 3 134 139
Congo 2 1 6 9
Cote d'Ivoire 4 0 1 5
Democratic Republic of Congo 102 110 658 870
Eritrea* 1 1
Eswatini 3 4 7
Ethiopia 36 20 40 96
Gabon 1 1 2 4
Gambia 1 2 4 7
Ghana 13 23 103 139
Guinea 3 38 42 83
Guinea-Bissau 2 2 3 7
Kenya* 25 25
Lesotho 2 6 8
Liberia 1 8 19 28
Madagascar 7 2 94 103
Malawi 4 4 9 17
Mali 5 80 85
Mauritania 1 1 4 6
Mauritius 2 1 1 4
Mozambique 15 50 34 99
Namibia 1 11 12 24
Niger 3 6 37 46
Nigeria 52 714 262 1028
Rwanda 1 2 5 8
Senegal 5 3 55 63
Seychelles 1 1 2
Sierra Leone 1 1
South Africa* 28 28
South Sudan 3 26 26 55
Tanzania 12 185 84 281
Togo 2 4 14 20
Uganda 12 71 83
Zambia 8 36 72 116
Zimbabwe 4 12 33 49
Total 410 1469 2122 4001
  1. *Institutions in these countries provided training programmes for all health occupational categories/cadres