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Table 1 The density of health personnel-to-population per 1,000, per region and Gini index per cadre.2011

From: Cameroon public health sector: shortage and inequalities in geographic distribution of health personnel

Occupation regions General public health personnel Physicians Nurses Paramedics Pharmacist Administration Social assistant agents Community pharmacist agents Support staff Ratio of nurses per physician per region
Adamawa 0.84 0.04 0.59 0.12 0.00 0.05 0.00 0.00 0.05 15.7
Centre 1.97 0.18 0.92 0.27 0.01 0.19 0.02 0.02 0.35 5.00
East 1.35 0.06 0.85 0.20 0.00 0.05 0.03 0.04 0.11 14.50
Extreme North 0.78 0.02 0.40 0.08 0.00 0.01 0.04 0.04 0.18 20.00
Littoral 1.29 0.10 0.66 0.17 0.00 0.04 0.00 0.04 0.28 6.400
North 0.50 0.01 0.31 0.05 0.00 0.02 0.00 0.03 0.07 21.50
North West 1.05 0.04 0.50 0.12 0.00 0.06 0.03 0.07 0.22 12.30
West 1.72 0.05 0.97 0.21 0.00 0.04 0.06 0.11 0.29 19.00
South 1.36 0.08 0.80 0.21 0.00 0.09 0.02 0.03 0.14 10.60
South West 1.69 0.05 0.87 0.17 0.01 0.05 0.01 0.07 0.46 16.00
Total 1.29 0.07 0.67 0.16 0.00 0.06 0.02 0.05 0.24 9.10
Gini Index 0.3535 0.5278 0.3077 0.3662 0.5764 0.5072 0.504 0.3523 0.4276 -
  1. Source: Data from the Ministry of Public Health.2011