Tanzanian lessons in using non-physician clinicians to scale up comprehensive emergency obstetric care in remote and rural areas

Article published on the Human Resources for Health journal

Human Resources for Health - Nyamtema AS, Pemba SK, Mbaruku G, Rutasha FD, Roosmalen JV

Publication details

Publication date: 2011
Languages: English


With 15-30% met need for comprehensive emergency obstetrical care (CEmOC) and a 3% caesarean section rate, Tanzania needs to expand the number of facilities providing these services in more remote areas. Considering severe shortage of human resources for health in the country, currently operating at 32% of the required skilled workforce, an intensive three-month course was developed to train non-physician clinicians for remote health centres.