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Table 1 Health worker (HW) cadres at the lower level health care facilities at the 5 districts in Uganda who participated in the training on RDT use

From: Programme level implementation of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) use: outcomes and cost of training health workers at lower level health care facilities in Uganda

Characteristics Iganga Jinja Kapchorwa Mbale Mubende Overall (%)
Health facilities 4 4 4 5 4 21
Health worker cadres       
Clinical officers 2 0 2 2 2 8(6%)
Nurses 12 3 12 12 9 48(36%)
Laboratory technicians¥ 0 0 0 2 0 2(1%)
Nursing Assistants∏ 11 7 13 24 11 65(48%)
Total number of HWs trained 25 10 27 51 22 135
  1. ¥ Lower level health care facilities in Mbale did not have facilities to perform microscopy although the laboratory technicians were available.
  2. ∏These include vaccinators