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 3. Human resources for surgery and anaesthesia in the Gambia, 2009

Staff Total Public Private
(n = 18) (n = 12) (n = 6)
Surgeon physician 14 12 2
Anaesthesiologist physician 4 4 0
Obstetrician/gynaecologist 8 5 3
General doctors providing surgery 3 1 2
General doctors providing anaesthesia 1 0 1
Non-physician anaesthetists 14 12 2
Surgical technician 7 0 7
Paramedics/midwives 88 61 27