Comprehensive Assessment of Human Resources for Health in Côte d’Ivoire 2005
The objective of this survey was to collaborate with the Ministry of State, the Ministry of Health and Population, and USG partners to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the HR available and required to scale up HIV/AIDS services and deliver basic health services in Côte d'Ivoire. The survey attempts to answer three main questions:
- How many health professionals are available today?
- Which categories of health professionals are required to provide HIV/AIDS services?
- How will the number of health professionals vary in the future?
Finding answers could be an important step toward the identification of appropriate solutions for HR planning and management in the Côte d'Ivoire health sector in general, and for HIV/AIDS services in particular.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Public sector health facilities
Unit of Analysis
Public sector health facilities
Producers and sponsors
Authoring entity/Primary investigators
Partners for Health Reformplus Project (PHRplus)
Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of Health and Population
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA)
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Because HIV/AIDS services vary considerably across the country, the research team randomly sampled 301 of 1,381 health facilities. The facilities were chosen to reflect a variety of factors including geographic location, level of HIV/AIDS care (primary, secondary, tertiary), and the HR distribution. To get a representative sample with a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level, a sample of 301 facilities was identified. As a result of these inclusions, all university hospital centers, all regional hospital centers, and all general hospital were included with certainty in the sample. Since the assessment focuses on HIV/AIDS services, all facilities offering such services were also included in the sample with certainty. The remaining health facilities were equally divided among 15 health regions, knowing that the health regions of Lagunes 1 and Lagunes 2 (both of Abidjan) had respectively 15 and 17 health facilities included with certainty in the sample, because of their belonging to the above criteria. Thus, a systematic sampling was drawn from the remaining health facilities by using a step of survey, with random selection of the first number in each region. The step of the survey was obtained by dividing the remaining health facilities of the population by the number of regions.
Dates of Data Collection (YYYY/MM/DD)
Mode of data collection
Type of Research Instrument
The evaluation of HR for health was conducted only in public sector health facilities. Three interrelated approaches were used to gather information on the current number of health workers and facilities providing HIV/AIDS services. First, a comprehensive review of both published and unpublished documents was conducted to better understand the current HR situation and to inform instrument development. The review focused on issues such as graduation rates from training and research institutions of medical sciences, odontostomatology, and pharmacy and biological sciences, and the national institute of training for health workers. The review also focused on staff attrition, staff training, etc. Second, the team conducted interviews with key informants in the Ministry of State, Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of the Fight against AIDS, development partners, and other key stakeholders to gather information on HIV/AIDS service delivery, policy, and strategies for HR. Finally, data were collected from 301 facilities across the country. A team of 30 data collectors was trained to conduct interviews at the 301 facilities chosen using a structured questionnaire.
Data were entered into SPSS and analyzed in STATA.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of Health and Population, Partners for Health Reformplus Project, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Comprehensive Assessment of Human Resources for Health in Côte d’Ivoire (HRH) 2005. Ref. CIV_2005_HRH_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.