Table 2

Summary of the number of programmes by profession per country

Specialist health workforce education programmes available in Eastern and Southern Africa
ProfessionBotswanaComorosEritreaEthiopiaKenyaLesothoMadagascarMalawiMauritiusMozambiqueNamibiaRwandaSeychellesSouth AfricaSouth SudanSwazilandTanzaniaUgandaZambiaZimbabweTotalNo of institutions
Medicine7131591115112742151511919334
Nursing64512782107143458133743
Public health981144101729
Dentistry4414511510
Medical laboratory science7132241311
Pharmacy211421179
Nutrition and dietetics132137
Clinical psychology111
Physiotherapy and biokinetics112118
Occupational therapy113
Total134421888205212221112329272837288157
  • The total number of programmes available represents the unique programmes available and not the sum of programmes available in each country. Our search shows that there exist medical specialist programmes in Mozambique, but the information was vague and difficult to report hence the exclusion from this table. Our search did not yield useful information on Comoro and Madagascar. There could be specialist programmes in the countries but are not included in this table because we did not find them in the search.

  • Bold values represents total values.