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Table 3 General population and percentage (%), of different cadre of health personnel and their geographic distribution per region 2011

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

Occupation regions General population General public health personnel Physicians Nurses Paramedics Pharmacist Administration Social assistant agents Community pharmacist agents Support staff
Adamawa 1,015,622 (5.23) 857 (3.43) 38 (0.15) 596 (2.39) 117 (0.47) 1 (0.00) 46 (0.18) 3 (0.01) 2 (0.01) 54 (0.22)
Centre 3,525,664 (18.17) 6930 (27.77) 647 (2.59) 3236 (13.00) 966 (3.87) 24 (0.10) 653 (2.62) 71 (0.28) 83 (0.33) 1250 (5.01)
East 801,968 (4.13) 1083 (4.34) 47 (0.19) 682 (2.73) 161 (0.65) 2 (0.01) 43 (0.19) 28 (0.11) 32 (0.13) 88 (0.35)
Extreme north 3,480,414 (17.93) 2715 (10.88) 70 (0.28) 1399 (5.61) 283 (1.13) 2 (0.01) 47 (0.19) 137 (0.55) 154 (0.62) 623 (2.50)
Littoral 2,865,795 (14.77) 3701 (14.83) 297 (1.19) 1889 (7.57) 477 (1.91) 5 (0.02) 108 (0.43) 11 (0.04) 108 (0.43) 806 (3.23)
North 1,050,229 (10.56) 1435 (5.75) 42 (0.17) 901 (3.61) 151 (0.61) 2 (0.01) 48 (0.19) 14 (0.06) 89 (0.36) 188 (0.75)
North West 1,804,695 (9.30) 1890 (7.57) 73 (0.29) 900 (3.61) 223 (0.89) 1 (0.00) 115 (0.46) 47 (0.19) 127 (0.51) 404 (1.62)
West 1,785,285 (9.20) 3066 (12.29) 91 (0.36) 1728 (6.92) 366 (1.47) 4 (0.02) 67 (0.27) 107 (0.43) 190 (0.76) 513 (2.06)
South 692,142 (3.57) 938 (3.76) 52 (0.21) 551 (2.21) 142 (0.57) 1 (0.00) 59 (0.24) 16 (0.06) 22 (0.09) 95 (0.38)
South West 1,384,286 (7.13) 2340 (9.38) 75 (0.30) 1199 (4.80) 239 (1.01) 13 (0.05) 64 (0.26) 16 (0.06) 93 (0.37) 641 (2.57)
Total 19,406,100 (100.00) 24955 (100.00) 1432 (5.74) 13081 (52.42) 3125 (12.52) 55 (0.22) 1250 (5.03) 450 (1.80) 900 (3.61) 4662 (18.68)
  1. Source: Data from the Ministry of Public Health.2011