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Table 1 Roles and demographic characteristics of policymakers and stakeholders

From: Perspectives of policy-makers and stakeholders about health care waste management in community-based care in South Africa: a qualitative study

Post of the official Role in the community Total number of participants Range of years of service of participants
Ward councillors These are policy makers who are employed by the government at the municipality level. They are community representatives who provide leadership and guidance to the community and facilitate communication between the community and the government at the municipality level. 9 4–6
Area cleansing officers These are stakeholders and are government employees at the municipal level. They supervise waste management contractors, inspect communities to ensure that waste is collected and they oversee garbage bag distribution within the communities. 5 4–5
CBO managers These are stakeholders who manage non-profit organisations that provide community-based care programmes in the communities. 10 8–13
Education officers They are stakeholders who are employed by the government at the municipal level. They develop and facilitate education programmes on waste management in the communities. 6 1–3