Introduction: The number of health professionals in increasing the extent and quality of health services in East Nusa Tenggara have not met the standard ratio between health professionals and population accordingly with the standard of Health Ministry.
Purpose: Analyze plan of health personnel needed in East Nusa Tenggara until 2019 according to standard used by Health Ministry.
Methods: Using descriptive quantitative method with secondary data analysis constructed time-series by Statistic Center Body publication and Health profile of East Nusa Tenggara Province. Variables; (1) Information about health personnel now; (2) Plan for health personnel needed in East Nusa Tenggara until 2019. Analysis technique: (1) counting extrapolation until 2019, formula Pn=Po(1+r)n; year 2016 growth rate (r) 1.71% per year. (2) Analyze plan for health personnel need using guidelines from Health Ministry.
Result: There is need of professional health personnel in 13 kinds of health personnel accordingly with constitution No. 39 year 2014 about health personnel.
Conclusion: The need of health personnel are in quantity, quality, and professionalism in giving health services for people in East Nusa Tenggara. Health educational institutions should have comparative and competitive competence in serving people.
Frans Salesman and Jeffrey Jap