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Table 1 Regions and level of healthcare facilities selected and healthcare workers interviewed

From: Rollout of rapid point of care tests for antenatal syphilis screening in Ghana: healthcare provider perspectives and experiences

Level of facility and staff Number of facilities and staff selected in each region
Ashanti Central Northern Total
Level of facility
 Teaching or Regional Hospitala 0 1 1 2
 District or Main Hospital 3 2 2 7
 Private Hospital or Health Centre 2 2 2 6
 Total 5 5 5 15
Healthcare staff
 Regional STI Coordinatorb 1 1 0 2
 Medical Superintendents/Medical Officers 3 5 3 11
 Medical Assistants 1 2 1 4
 Midwives 6 7 5 18
 Laboratory Scientists 4 3 3 10
 Pharmacists/Dispensing Technicians 4 1 3 8
 Total 19 19 15 53
  1. STI, sexually transmitted infection
  2. aThe teaching and regional hospitals in the Ashanti region were not selected because: Syphilis test results were not routinely documented in the antenatal care register at the teaching hospital, and antenatal care attendance in the regional hospital was much lower than that of the selected district hospital. bThe regional STI coordinator for the Northern Region was not available for interview during our visit to the region