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Appendix B. Ministry of Health Staff Levels against Approved Establishment (2004 and 2008) Cadre

Approved establishment 2004

Staff in post 2004

Difference

Approved establishment 2008

Staff in post 2008

Difference

Doctors

2,300

646

1,654

1,778

745

1,033

Nurses

16,732

6,096

10,636

14,053

6,980

7,073

Midwives

5,600

2,273

3,327

4,751

2,775

1,976

Clinical officers

4,000

1,161

2,839

3,737

2,657

1,080

547

79

468

Medical licentiates Pharmacy staff

162

108

54

1,238

693

545

Laboratory staff

1,560

417

1,143

1,403

697

706

Environmental health workers

1,640

803

837

2,555

1,276

1,279

422

237

185

Dental staff

633

56

577

Physiotherapist staff

300

86

214

Radiography staff

233

142

91

732

327

405

6,000

320

5,680

1,379

485

894

200

65

135 7,769

3,952

3,817

Teaching staff

Other paramedical staff Nutritionist Administrative staff Support staff

10,000

11,003

−1,003

11,040

8,250

2,790

Total

49,360

23,176

26,184

51,404

29,153

22,251

Source: Director of Human Resources, Ministry of Health, Government of Zambia, April 2008.

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