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Table 2 Characteristics of the health workers in study districts in Uganda

From: Malaria case-management under artemether-lumefantrine treatment policy in Uganda

Characteristics (N = 232) n (%)
Pre-service training  
   Doctor 3 (1.3)
   Clinical officer 52 (22.4)
   Nurse 80 (34.5)
   Midwife 9 (3.9)
   Cadre without formal clinical training* 88 (37.9)
In-service training on malaria  
   Any training including artemether-lumefantrine 182 (78.5)
MoH training on artemether-lumefantrine 124 (53.5)
On-job training on artemether-lumefantrine 107 (46.1)
IMCI training including artemether-lumefantrine 9 (3.9)
   Any IMCI training 160 (69.0)
Possession of guideline document  
   Any guideline including artemether-lumefantrine 158 (68.1)
Management of uncomplicated malaria 153 (66.0)
New policy for uncomplicated malaria 58 (25.0)
Any supervisory visit including appropriate use of AL 78 (33.8)
  1. *This category includes 25 nurse aids, 53 nurse assistants, 3 TB/leprosy assistant, 3 vaccinators, 1PH dental officer, 1 entomologic assistant, 1 anesthetic officer and 1 laboratory technician
  2. Denominators for these variables do not include one health worker with missing value