Bulletin of the World Health Organization

How to recruit and retain health workers in underserved areas: the Senegalese experience

Pascal Zurn, Laurence Codjia, Farba Lamine Sall & Jean-Marc Braichet

Volume 88, Number 5, May 2010, 386-389

Table 1. Number of physicians, nurses and midwives in the regions of Senegal, 2008

Region Population Physicians
Nurses
Midwives
Total
No. Per 1 000 population No. Per 1 000 population No. Per 1 000 population No. Per 1 000 population
Dakar 2 564 891 524 0.20 956 0.37 445 0.17 1925 0.75
Diourbel 1 271 742 48 0.04 178 0.14 59 0.05 285 0.22
Fatick 675 485 16 0.02 157 0.23 25 0.04 198 0.29
Kaolack 1 171 428 32 0.03 237 0.20 40 0.03 309 0.26
Kolda 951 839 18 0.02 160 0.17 33 0.03 211 0.22
Louga 761 005 30 0.04 129 0.17 32 0.04 191 0.25
Matam 514 469 14 0.03 144 0.28 14 0.03 172 0.33
Saint-Louis 812 412 33 0.04 215 0.26 39 0.05 287 0.35
Tambacounda 708 822 31 0.04 179 0.25 38 0.05 248 0.35
Thies 1 442 338 61 0.04 303 0.21 97 0.07 461 0.32
Ziguinchor 468 897 25 0.05 197 0.42 52 0.11 274 0.58
Total 11 343 328 832 0.07 2855 0.25 874 0.08 4561 0.40

Data obtained from Senegal’s Ministry of Health and Medical Prevention, 2008.

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