Table 1

Health workers by country and selected cadres in the African Region, 2018

CountryPhysician generalistsPhysician specialistsNurses/ midwivesDentistsPharmacists and techniciansLaboratory personnelCommunity health workersHealth managers and support staffOther health workersTotal
Algeria34 07739 09166 32512 78114 10614 54887 37061 196329 494
Angola3043355047 5201652230298168028 65219 961108 458
Benin391319407314241156543610 630
Botswana81538693594487460197810 807
Burkina Faso88873816 8948079269927491524194126 305
Burundi889195915614119107111 845428910 40437 982
Cameroon240085910 615308350523525011 11731 134
Cabo Verde165287795811726511714184373537
Central African Republic2637211951036112115875282418
Chad646157479932697497116818579655
Comoros130901234325584411632756
Congo26927550812715732090119829012
Côte d'Ivoire4246135617 190506249514 55623035 79776 376
Democratic Republic of the Congo30 768778107 4274041687293476 9613043224 002
Equatorial Guinea24640610219862650
Eritrea160120398418645154924335635799835
Eswatini2116722187428137063241410351914 474
Ethiopia5867539677 933188910 75210 45037 25977 53923 808250 893
Gabon5707986085402274392257103811 454
Gambia181117149837913815533553924
Ghana3316109053 4527132127156315 82024 66019 442122 183
Guinea264913871957325518116 56767012927 857
Guinea-Bissau2902814211682172405761112137890
Kenya5602244059 9011764229558 079275931 716164 556
Lesotho815183374615939820514 5082240809830 352
Liberia23412941524107133915715475824 620
Madagascar4593637772455632930635 0006766177457 685
Malawi2582178602511238754210 016178355523 575
Mali2151715839430142411528331477926 976
Mauritania808818487215110012250015525319454
Mauritius1188120749864667482911803610221814 894
Mozambique1 55562513 7815452 3101 9512 20529 2016 54458 717
Namibia104440112 95628990751022922470477125 640
Niger1065448330604325576816618554
Nigeria74 5439364301 57925 48724 668311 269116 454076 829940 193
Rwanda78356710 7582281671 99045 000050359 996
Sao Tome & Principe402025679417812
Senegal6762207759223621532817 4176 003710741 781
Seychelles1251151277163124714532328
Sierra Leone2344756934231563115056858054
South Africa29 31114 192287 458681616 19554 18047 890456 042
South Sudan3387337263236027214552016947970
United Republic of Tanzania243445131 94068218454361063361 396103 742
Togo23035432342122661575004073732323 576
Uganda17 00717923 644263243874464649 700
Zambia170132517 94845517081602126217 801753850 340
Zimbabwe171524426 68934777664821439829802350 414
Total243 25490 9131 311 50858 02894 098370 104486 186415 788503 8183 573 697