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Table 2 Key demographic and health characteristics of the study districts

From: Contracting-out primary health care services in Tanzania towards UHC: how policy processes and context influence policy design and implementation

Key Indicator Iringa Ikungi Lushoto Kilwa
Population 254,032 272,959 332,436 200,015
Population growth rate 1.6% 2.4% 1.1% 0.9%
Hospitals 1 2 2 2
Health Centres 6 3 5 5
Dispensaries 61 32 46 47
Divisions 6 4 5 6
Wards 25 28 33 23
Villages 143 101 125 91
Health workers availablea 37% 39.5% 43% 31%
Shortage of health workersa 63% 60.5% 57% 69%
  1. Source: CCHPs (2017/2018); Census Report 2012; a Based on the Ministry of health human resources for health data 2014