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Table 1 General characteristics and staffing in all health facilities included in the baseline survey

From: The Lablite project: A cross-sectional mapping survey of decentralized HIV service provision in Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe

  Malawi Uganda Zimbabwe
  Primary (n = 16) Secondary (n = 3) Tertiary (n = 1) Primary (n = 21) Secondary (n = 16) Tertiary (n = 2) Primary (n = 16) Secondary (n = 6)
Owner         
 Public/MoH1 12 (75) 2 (66) 1 (100) 20 (95) 12 (75) 2 (100) 12 (75) 5 (83)
 Private not for profit2 4 (25) 1 (33) 0 (0) 1 (5) 4 (25) 0 (0) 4 (25) 1 (17)
Charges for out-patient consultations         
 No 12 (75) 2 (66) 1 (100) 21 (100) 11 (69) 2 (100) 4 (25) 0 (0)
 Yes 4 (25) 1 (33) 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (31) 0 (0) 12 (75) 6 (100)
Location         
 Urban 2 (13) 1 (33) 1 (100) 3 (14) 4 (25) 2 (100) 2 (13) 1 (17)
 Peri-urban 3 (19) 1 (33) 0 (0) 3 (14) 6 (38) 0 (0) 1 (6) 0 (0)
 Rural 11 (69) 1 (33) 0 (0) 15 (71) 6 (38) 0 (0) 13 (81) 5 (83)
Access road        
 Tarmac 3 (19) 1 (33) 1 (100) 1 (5) 6 (38) 1 (50) 12 (75) 6 (100)
 Functioning dirt road 13 (81) 2 (66) 0 (0) 20 (95) 9 (56) 1 (50) 4 (25) 0 (0)
 Water transport 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Catchment population: Median (range) 29,275 (11,074-240,000) 50,015 (29,721-1,897,168) 5,490,000 9,000 (325–210,000) 70,295 (2,400-500,000) 2,250,000 (1,500,000-3,000,000) 8,616 (3,122-113,000) 13,747 (9,184-298,495)
Time (hours) to nearest tertiary facility: Median (range) 1.9 (.33-6) 1.5 (.25-5) -     1.5 (.33-3.5) 1.3 (.25-2)
Physicians 0 (0–0) 2.8 (1.5-4)   0 (0–0) 2 (1–4.5) 5.5 (5–6) 0 (0–0) 1 (1–1)
Clinical Officers/Medical Assistants 1 (1–2) 25 (11–40)   2 (1–2) 4.5 (2–8) 19 (8–29) 0 (0–0) 1 (0–1)
Midwives/Nurses 2.5 (1–4.5) 42 (34–49) 309 4 (3–6) 22 (13–68) 99 (59–138) 6 (2.5-14) 66 (46–82)
Counsellors 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)   0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0) 1 (1–1) 4 (3–4)
Laboratory technicians/assistants3 0 (0–0.5) 4.5 (3–6)   1 (0–1) 2 (1.8-3) 8.5 (8–9) 0 (0–0) 3 (2–4)
Auxiliary staff4 5 (3.5-7.5) 70 (40–101)   2 (0–3) 6 (0–8) 57 (13–100) 3 (3–9) 64 (52–93)
Community health workers 18 (11–22) 31 (21–40)   0 (0–0) 0 (0–3) 2 (0–4) 0 (0-.5) 0 (0–0)
Administrative staff 0 (0–2) 7 (3–11)   0 (0–1) 1 (.5-6) 10 (7–13) 0 (0–0) 13 (6–18)
  1. Values are n (col%) or median (IQR) unless stated otherwise. Where numbers do not sum to total this is missing data; additional missing data were as follows: catchment population (1 primary facility Malawi), time to nearest tertiary facility (3 primary facilities Zimbabwe; not collected in Uganda), staffing data (one secondary facility in Malawi only had data on numbers of physicians, one secondary care facility in Malawi had no data on number of physicians; tertiary care facility in Malawi only had data on number of midwives/nurses).
  2. 1Ministry of Health, local government or Rural District Council (Zimbabwe).
  3. 2Christian health association, Catholic mission, other mission or City of Harare (Zimbabwe).
  4. 3Laboratory staff were laboratory technicians except in Malawi, where in primary facilities there were 6 laboratory technicians and 2 laboratory assistants and in Uganda where in primary facilities there were 15 laboratory technicians and 2 laboratory assistants, in secondary facilities there were 29 laboratory technicians, 3 laboratory assistants, 1 microscopist and 11 unspecified laboratory staff, and in tertiary facilities there were 12 laboratory technicians and 5 laboratory assistants.
  5. 4Auxiliary staff include pharmacy, radiology staff as follows: Malawi: primary: 2 pharmacy technicians; secondary: 2 pharmacy technicians, 2 radiology staff; Uganda: primary: 0; secondary: 1 pharmacist, 2 pharmacy assistants, 2 radiographers; tertiary: 2 pharmacy technicians, 2 radiographers; Zimbabwe: primary: 0; secondary: 2 pharmacists, 4 pharmacy technicians, 1 radiographer, 1 x-ray operator.