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Table 2 Distribution of national health workers in Timor-Leste

From: Traditional Birth Attendance (TBA) in a health system: what are the roles, benefits and challenges: A case study of incorporated TBA in Timor-Leste

Category Number
Assistant Pharmacists 116
Environmental Health Officers 27
Laboratory assistants 132
Medical Practitioners (General Practitioner) 75
Medical Practitioners (Medical Specialists) 9
Medical technicians 48
Midwives 53
Nurses 1800
Nutrition Professionals 31
Optometrists 13
Pharmacists 15
Physiotherapists 1
Public Health Officers 13
Public Health Professionals 64
Sanitary inspectors 160
Traditional Birth Attendants (Community Health Volunteers) 1647