Skip to main content

Table 1 Selection criteria for community workers in the different models

From: Community referral for presumptive TB in Nigeria: a comparison of four models of active case finding

Models State Contact person/institution Who does the selection Criteria for selection TB local government supervisor awareness CBO influence on selection
Direct dealing Abia The traditional leader The traditional leader 1. Known to the traditional leader The local government TB supervisor was aware but had no influence on the selection process Does not work with CBOs in their operations
2. Live in the community
3. Respected member of the community
4. Previous active involvement in volunteer work was an added advantage
Supervision without quotas Oyo The Medical Officer of health for the local government. The local government council officials Involvement in other volunteer work in the local government The local government TB supervisor was aware but has no influence on the selection process No influence they had to work with what was provided
Comprehensive quotas-oriented Lagos The Community Development Council (CDC) The CDC but the local government TB supervisor and the Ward health committee made inputs Involvement in other volunteer work in the local government The local government TB supervisor was aware and could influence the selection process No influence they had to work with what was provided
Unsupervised volunteer Lagos The Community Development Association (CDA) The CBO Any interested member of the community Not aware of the selection They determined who was selected