Table 3

Distribution of health workers by sector in 47 countries in the African Region, 2018

Categories% public% private for profit% private for non-profit% totalTotal no
Physicians generalists79.93.816.4100.0243 254
Physicians specialists74.21.024.8100.090 913
Nurses (professionals and associates)78.22.918.9100.01 093 957
Midwives (professionals and associates)95.22.22.6100.0217 551
Dentists and technicians77.70.721.6100.058 028
Pharmacists and technicians70.01.928.2100.094 098
Laboratory workers97.61.21.3100.0370 104
Technicians on medical imaging and equipment71.42.825.8100.025 804
Environment and public health workers91.30.48.4100.040 043
Health services managers92.92.44.7100.030 754
Administrative and support staff91.12.26.8100.0428 235
Community health workers95.34.70.0100.0486 186
Traditional and complementary medicine10.879.39.9100.049 742
Other health workers84.66.09.4100.0345 028
Total84.804.1111.091003 573 697