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Table 1 Profile of the in-depth interview respondents from Burkina Faso

From: Motivation and incentives of rural maternal and neonatal health care providers: a comparison of qualitative findings from Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania

   Function Sector Age in years Sex
Profession Description Policy maker District manager Facility manager Health worker Public Private 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Female Male
Human Resources Advisor One of the policy level respondents had a none-health background which was not further explored. 1     1      1   1
Medical Doctor A level education (7 years of secondary school), plus 6 years of university level training and 1 year internship.   3    3    3     3
Registered Nurse (Infirmier Diplômé d’Etat) 2 years pre-service training open to those who have completed 7 years of secondary education in receipt of a certificate.    4 8 8 4 2 9 1   1 11
Midwife (Sage-femme) 3 years pre-service training open to those who have completed 7 years of secondary education. (Auxiliary midwives can also upgrade by undertaking 2 years more training). 1    4 4 1 1 1 1 2 5  
Male Midwife (Maïeuticien d’Etat) 3 years pre-service training open to those who have completed 7 years of secondary education.   1   4 5   2 1 2    5
Auxiliary Midwife (Accoucheuse Auxiliaire) 2 years pre-service training open to those who have completed 4 years of secondary education.     8 8   3 3 2   8  
Community Outreach Worker (Agent Itinérant de Santé) 2 years pre-service training open to those who have completed 4 years of primary education.     1 1    1     1
Totals   2 4 4 25 30 5 8 18 6 3 14 21