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Table 1 Site capacity to implement HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) services

From: An assessment of the Zimbabwe ministry of health and child welfare provider initiated HIV testing and counselling programme

Domain Number in Central Hosp (2) Number in Provincial Hosp (2) Number in District Hosp (6) Number in Clinic (6) Total (16)
Staff skills/responsibilities      
Availability of job descriptions for staff delivering HTC services      
 Yes 1 2 3 2 8
 No 1 0 2 4 7
Availability of standard operating procedures for upholding confidentiality and informed consent
 Yes 2 2 5 2 11
 No 0 0 1 4 5
Interviewer’s opinion on commitment and level of interest of leadership in HTC programme
 Highly committed 2 2 5 6 15
 Moderately Committed 0 0 1 0 1
 Not committed 0 0 0 0 0
Adequacy of facilities      
Adequate space for confidential counselling      
 Yes 2 0 0 1 3
 No 0 2 6 4 12
Adequate of space for confidential HIV testing      
 Yes 2 1 4 3 10
 No 0 1 2 2 5
Availability of secure storage facilities      
 Yes 2 2 5 3 12
 No 0 0 1 3 4
Implementation activities      
Number of days per week HTC services available      
 5 days 1 1 2 2 6
 7 days 1 1 4 3 9
Provision of outreach activities      
 Yes 0 1 4 0 5
 No 2 1 1 6 10
Availability of male condoms      
 At time of visit 2 2 6 5 15
 Always available 2 2 6 4 14
 Not always available 0 0   1 1
Availability of female condoms      
 At time of visit 2 2 6 4 14
 Always available 1 2 3 4 10
 Not always available 1 0 2 1 3
Provision of cotrimoxazole prophylaxis      
 Yes 2 2 6 5 15
 No 0 0 0 0 0
Provision of fluconazole prophylaxis      
 Yes 2 2 6 1 11
 No 0 0 0 4 4
Provision of ART      
 Yes 2 2 6 5 15
 No 0 0 0 1 1
Provision of PITC for TB patients      
 Yes 2 2 6 4 14
 No 0 0 0 1 1
TB screening for HIV positive patients      
 Yes 2 1 4 3 10
 No 0 1 2 2 5
Provision of TB treatment      
 Yes 2 2 6 4 14
 No 0 0 0 1 1
Availability of PEP guidelines      
 Yes 2 2 6 4 14
 No 0 0 0 1 1
Primary Counsellor Evaluation      
Availability of Primary Counsellors      
 Yes 2 2 6 5 15
 No 0 0 0 1 1
Who pays Primary Counsellor monthly allowances      
 Global Fund 1 1 5   7
 Expanded Support Program (ESP)    1 1 2
 Government 1 1    2
 Local Authority     2 2
Support and Supervision from higher level      
Did staff from the higher levels visit the site to supervise data collection and management during the past three months?
 Yes 0 2 6 2 10
 No 1 0 0 3 4
  1. HTC=HIV testing and counselling services.
  2. ART=Antiretroviral drug therapy.
  3. PEP=Post-Exposure Prophylaxis.