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Table 7 Availability of staff for emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services per level of facilities and per study health zones (HZ) in the North-Kivu Province of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 2017

From: The status of emergency obstetric and newborn care in post-conflict eastern DRC: a facility-level cross-sectional study

Health zones and facilities Staff for EmONC services
All Nurses Midwives* Medical doctors
Overall 519 325 64 a 130
     Specialists† General practitioners
 RF (n = 18) 384 204 (62.8) 50 17 113
 HC (n = 24) 135 121 (37.2) 14 NA NA
 Median number per facility _ 6 (IQR 4–8) 2 (IQR  1.5–4) 3.5 (IQR 2–10)
Goma 198 96 25 b 77
 RF (n = 6) 163 63 (65.6) 23 16 61
 HC (n = 5) 35 33 (34.4) 2 NA NA
 Median number per facility _ 7 (IQR 6–12) 4 (IQR  2–4) 9.5 (IQR 8–13)
Karisimbi 150 102 19 c 29
 RF (n = 6) 105 63 (61.8) 13 0 29
 HC (n = 8) 45 39 (38.2) 6 NA NA
 Median number per facility _ 7 (IQR 5–9) 2 (IQR  1–3) 3 (IQR 2–8)
Rutshuru 171 127 20 d 24
 RF (n = 6) 116 78 (61.4) 14 1 23
 HC (n = 11) 55 49 (38.6) 6 NA NA
 Median number per facility _ 4 (IQR 3–5) 2 (IQR  1.5–3.5) 2 (IQR 2–3)
  1. HC: health centres, RF: referral facilities (referral hospitals and referral health centres), IQR: interquartile range
  2. Percentages of nurses in the study health zones per level of facilities
  3. Obstetricians and paediatricians
  4. *Not available in 18 facilities (4 HCs in Goma, 5HCs in Karisimbi, 2 RHCs and 7 HCs in Rutshuru)
  5. a RF (n = 16), HC (n = 8), b RF (n = 6), HC (n = 1)7, c RF (n = 6), HC (n = 3), d RF (n = 4) HC (n = 4)
  6. In RH and RHC only
  7. NA: not applicable, _: not calculated