The human resource for health situation in Zambia: deficit and maldistribution

Article published in the Human Resources for Health journal

Paulo Ferrinho, Seter Siziya, Fastone Goma and Gilles Dussault

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Publication date: 19 December 2011


Current health policy directions in Zambia are formulated in the National Health Strategic Plan. The Plan focuses on national health priorities, which include the human resources (HR) crisis. In this paper we describe the way the HRH establishment is distributed in the different provinces of Zambia, with a view to assess the dimension of shortages and of imbalances in the distribution of health workers by province and by level of care.