Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Emergency, anaesthetic and essential surgical capacity in the Gambia

Adam Iddriss, Nestor Shivute, Stephen Bickler, Ramou Cole-Ceesay, Bakary Jargo, Fizan Abdullah & Meena Cherian

Volume 89, Number 8, August 2011, 565-572

Table 2. Percentage availability of infrastructure and health resources in the Gambia, 2009

Resource Total
Public
Private
P
(n = 17) (n = 11) (n = 6)
Medical records 88.9 91.7 83.3 1
Laboratory 77.8 75.0 83.3 1
Oxygen 77.8 66.7 100 0.245
Functioning anaesthesia machine 70.6 63.6 83.3 0.6
Operational power generator 52.9 25.0 100 0.009
Running water 50.0 25.0 100 0.009
Postoperative care area 50.0 33.3 83.3 0.131
Blood bank 47.1 50.0 40.0 1
Electricity 44.4 16.7 100 0.002
X-ray machine 38.9 41.7 33.3 1
Emergency care area 33.3 16.7 66.7 0.107