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Table 2 Employment of MPH graduates of the South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Program

From: South Africa field epidemiology training program: developing and building applied epidemiology capacity, 2007–2016

Location MPH Graduates Population* FETP Trained Epidemiologists
n % (in millions) (per 200,000 population)
South Africa 59 89 55.6 0.212
 National-Governmental 21 32 55.6 0.076
 Provincial Health Agency - All 17 26 NA  
 Northern Cape 2 3 1.2 0.333
 Limpopo 4 6 5.8 0.138
 Eastern Cape 4 6 7.0 0.114
 Free State 1 1.5 2.8 0.071
 North West 1 1.5 3.7 0.054
 Mpumalanga 1 1.5 4.3 0.047
 Western Cape 1 1.5 6.3 0.032
 Gauteng 2 3 13.4 0.030
 KwaZulu-Natal 1 1.5 11.1 0.018
 Subtotal: National or Provincial Health Agency 38 58 55.6 0.137
 NGO 18 27 NA  
 Academia 3 5 NA  
Outside South Africa 7 11 NA  
Total 66** 100   
  1. NGO Non-governmental Organization
  2. *2016 populations estimates from Statistics South Africa (http://www.statssa.gov.za/)
  3. **Includes only employed MPH graduates as of May 2017