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Table 7 Effects of the NTCP on the technical capacity of DHs A and B

From: The interface between the national tuberculosis control programme and district hospitals in Cameroon: missed opportunities for strengthening the local health system –a multiple case study

Frequency Type of inputs District hospital A District hospital B Observations
Permanent allocation since 2003 Drugs Anti-tuberculosis drugs for adults and children Anti-tuberculosis drugs for adults only Frequent out-of-stocks registered
  Reagents Sulfuric acid, Methylene blue, Fuschin Sulfuric acid, Methylene blue, Fuschin Reagents used for sputum smear processing; used for other tests for non-TB patients
  Other laboratory materials Slides and sputum collectors Slides and sputum collectors Equipment used for all patients
Sporadic allocation Logistics One motorcycle in 2006 No motorcycle The motorcycle is used for other hospital outreach activities
  Equipments Two electric microscopes in 2003 and 2007 Two electric microscopes 2003 and 2006 Equipment used for all patients
  Infrastructures Rehabilitation No rehabilitation Rehabilitation of a small building in 2006 The unit rehabilitated in 2006 at the DHB is out of use
  Finances 15000 FCFA quarterly allocated to each TDTC 15000 FCFA quarterly allocated to each TDTC Office equipment insufficient in both TDTC
   Sputum smear fees collected and managed by the TDTC nurse