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Table 5 District managers’ responses on MLW training

From: Curriculum and training needs of mid-level health workers in Africa: a situational review from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda

  Kenya Nigeria South Africa Uganda
  n % n % n % n %
Is the training that MLWs receive adequate for the work that they do?
 Yes 64 47.4 87 43.7 9 37.5 10 37.0
 No 71 52.6 112 56.3 15 62.5 17 63.0
District managers suggestions on how the training of MLWs could be improved
 Change training approach 75 45.2 286 62.6 14 31.1 18 39.1
 To be trained in additional skills 25 15.1 3 0.7 17 37.8 18 39.1
 Degree track 23 13.9 23 5.0
 Management skills 21 12.7 1 2.2 8 17.4
 More public or community health approach 9 5.4 5 11.1
 Improve training institutions 9 5.4 105 23.0 1 2.2
 Incentive/remuneration 18 3.9
 Better selection 1 0.2
 Make training appropriate to national priorities 7 15.6
 Other 4 2.4 21 4.6 1 2.2 1 2.2
  1. Respondents could give more than one response
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