Table 1: Staff strength in Niger State.

CategoryTotal in the state

Doctors234 (public = 167, private = 67)
Nurses/midwives2037
Lab scientists128
Lab technicians43
Pharmacists130 (public = 49, private = 81)
Pharmacy technicians41
Trained role model caregivers (RMCs)400
Community health officers (CHOs)169
Community health extension workers (CHEWS)2779
Environmental health officers179
Social welfare workers214
Registered patent medicine vendors (PMVs)1200

Source: NMCOP, 2013 [34].