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Research Article

Estimating the Capacity for ART Provision in Tanzania with the Use of Data on Staff Productivity and Patient Losses

  • Stefan Hanson mail,

    Stefan.Hanson@ki.se

    Affiliations: Division of International Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Anna Thorson,

    Affiliation: Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Hans Rosling,

    Affiliation: Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Claes Örtendahl,

    Affiliation: Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Claudia Hanson,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium

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  • Japhet Killewo,

    Affiliation: Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Anna Mia Ekström

    Affiliation: Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: April 17, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005294

About the Authors

Stefan Hanson
Division of International Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Stefan Hanson, Anna Thorson, Hans Rosling, Claes Örtendahl, Anna Mia Ekström
Division of International Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Claudia Hanson
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium
Japhet Killewo
Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Corresponding Author

Email: Stefan.Hanson@ki.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SNH. Analyzed the data: SNH HR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CH. Wrote the paper: SNH HR AME. Revised and improved the manuscript and contributed to the analysis and interpretation of the data: AT HR CÖ CH JK AME. Improved the figures and tables: HR AME. Contributed important inputs and data on the situation of ART in Tanzania: CH JK. Came up with the idea to study the subject: HR. Designed the figures: HR. Designed the study, outlined the formula, analysed the data, outlined some of the figures, drafted the manuscript and finalized the revised version: SNH.