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Table 1 Characteristics of the paediatric clinical sites in the IeDEA West African collaboration (pWADA), 2000-2007.

From: 12-month mortality and loss-to-program in antiretroviral-treated children: The IeDEA pediatric West African Database to evaluate AIDS (pWADA), 2000-2008

Country Site Electronic files or medical records Location Sector
(public/private)
Free access to ART Free access to cotrimoxazole Free access to lab exams* Availability of tracing methods for loss to follow-up**
Benin Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées, Cotonou (UPEIV) Electronic Urban Private Yes Yes Yes Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Centre de Prise en charge, de Recherche et de Formation (CEPREF), Abidjan Electronic Urban Public Yes Yes Yes Yes
Côte d'Ivoire MTCT Plus Network, Abidjan Electronic Urban Public Yes Yes Yes Yes
Côte d'Ivoire CHU de Yopougon, Abidjan Electronic Urban Public Yes Yes Yes Yes
Côte d'Ivoire CIRBA Electronic Urban Semi-public Yes Yes Yes No
Gambia Medical Research Council, Fajara Medical records Urban Public Yes Yes Yes No
Ghana Korle Bu Hospital, Accra (KBTH) Medical records Urban Public No No Yes No
Senegal Hôpital d'Enfants Albert-Royer, Dakar Medical records Urban Public Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mali Hôpital Gabriel Touré, Bamako Electronic Urban Public Yes Yes Yes No
  1. * Free access to laboratory exams (CD4 count testing, total blood count, liver function testing)
  2. **Tracing methods: used cell phone call or do home visit by social workers team when the patient missed one scheduled visit