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Table 1 Characteristics of surveyed health facilities in Sudan

From: Progress towards implementation of ACT malaria case-management in public health facilities in the Republic of Sudan: a cluster-sample survey

Health facility characteristics (N = 244) n % 95% CI
   Health facility type    
Basic Health Unit 156 63.9 57.9-70.0
Health Centre 71 29.1 23.4-34.8
Hospital 17 7.0 3.8-10.2
   Health facility ownership    
Government 217 88.9 85.0-92.9
Non-governmental organization 27 11.1 7.1-15.0
   Basic infrastructure and equipment at health facility    
Water available 176 72.1 66.4-77.8
Electricity available 119 48.8 42.4-55.1
Functional weighing scale available 142 58.2 52.6-65.2
Functional thermometer available 119 48.8 43.6-56.4
Treatment protocol chart exposed 125 51.2 46.1-58.9
   Availability of malaria diagnostics on survey day    
Functional microscopy service 103 42.2 35.9-48.4
Non-expired Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) 39 16.0 11.3-20.6
Any functional diagnostic service (microscopy or RDTs) 125 51.2 44.9-57.5
   Availability of non-expired ACTs on the survey day    
Any blister pack tablets of AS+SP 179 73.4 67.7-78.9
AS+SP (50 mg AS pack) 164 67.2 61.2-73.1
AS+SP (100 mg AS pack) 158 64.7 58.7-70.7
Artemether-lumefantrine (at least one pack)a 22 24.6 21.3-28.6
Any ACT in stock (any pack of AS+SP or AL) 181 74.2 68.7-79.7
   Availability of other antimalarials on the survey day    
SP tablets 85 34.8 28.8-40.8
Quinine tablets 85 34.8 28.8-40.8
Quinine injectionsa 48 54.5 43.9-65.2
Artemether injections (40 or 80 mg)a 68 77.3 68.3-86.2
Chloroquine (any formulation) 11 4.5 1.9-7.1
  1. aAnalysis for these indicators restricted to 88 health centres and hospitals which are supposed to stock these items
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