Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Strengthening human resources for health through multisectoral approaches and leadership: the case of Cameroon

S Kingue, E Rosskam, AC Bela, A Adjidja & L Codjia

Volume 91, Number 11, November 2013, 864-867

Table 1. Supply and shortfall of human resources for health in Cameroon, 2011

Sector No. of individualsa
Needed Registered Shortfall
Public
Health-care providers 36 728 17 334 19 394
Other workersb 12 388 7 849 3 894
Total 49 116 25 183 23 933
Private
All workers 16 743 13 024 23 933
Entire health sector 65 859 38 207 27 652

a Estimates from an external evaluation (S Kingue and F Nissack, unpublished data, 2012).

b Health sector workers not involved directly in health care. This includes, for example, managers, statisticians and analysts.