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Table 3 Number of service providers (n), patient assessments per provider (n) and providers’ re-training status in IMCI (percentage)

From: Adherence to the integrated management of childhood illness guidelines in Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda: evidence from the national service provision assessment surveys

  Namibia Kenya Tanzania Uganda
Physicians - all (n) 19 40 46 18
 Number of assessed patients (n) (total/median/IQR) 54/2/1–5 89/2/1–3.75 157/4/2–5 41/2/1–3
Physicians (with data on IMCI training available) (n) 9 36 12 11
 IMCI training last 12 months (%) 44.5 31 33 45
 IMCI training last 13–36 months (%) 11 22 59 55
 No IMCI training (%) 44.5 47 8 0
Non-physician clinician – all (n) 3 315 414 183
 Number of assessed patients (n) (total/median/IQR) 8/2/1–5 987/3/2–4 1697/5/3.75–5 617/3/2–5
Non-physician clinician (with data on IMCI training available) (n) 2 304 203 123
 IMCI training last 12 months (%) 50 15 37 32
 IMCI training last 13–36 months (%) 0 18 41 49
 No IMCI training (%) 50 67 22 19
Nurse-midwife – all (n) 418 245 151 135
 Number of assessed patients (n) (total/median/IQR) 1433/4/2–5 758/3/2–5 610/5/4–5 338/2/1–4
Nurse-midwife (with data on IMCI training available) (n) 174 241 52 70
 IMCI training last 12 months (%) 24 14 15 30
 IMCI training last 13–36 months (%) 24 19 39 29
 No IMCI training (%) 52 67 46 41
Auxiliary staffa - all (n) 15 1 3
 Number of assessed patients (n) (total/median/IQR) 56/4/2–5 5/5/5–5 6/2/2–2
Auxiliary staffa (with data on IMCI training available) (n) 5 0 0
 IMCI training last 12 months (%) 0
 IMCI training last 13–36 months (%) 0
 No IMCI training (%) 100
  1. IMCI Integrated management of childhood illness, IQR interquartile range
  2. athis category did not exist in Namibia