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 5. Percentage availability of essential supplies in private and public hospitals in the Gambia, 2009

Item Total
Public
Private
P
(n = 18) (n = 12) (n = 6)
Examination gloves 66.7 75.0 50.0 0.344
Intravenous infusion set 66.7 75.0 50.0 0.344
Resuscitator bag 58.8 58.3 60.0 1
Sterilizer 52.9 54.5 50.0 1
Nasogastric tubes 38.9 33.3 50.0 0.627
Eye protection 18.8 18.2 20.0 1