African countries Ratio of THPs to population Ratio of Medical Doctors to population
Zimbabwe 1: 600 1: 6250
Swaziland 1: 100 1: 10 000
Ghana 1: 200 1: 20 000
Uganda 1: 700 1: 25 000
Tanzania 1: 400 1: 33 000
Mozambique 1: 200 1: 50 000
South Africa* 5: 1000 50: 100 000
Sources: Abdool-Karim et al. [5], George et al., [6]*
Table 1: Sample ratio of THPs compared with the ratio of medical doctors to the population.