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Erratum to: Auxiliary midwives in hard to reach rural areas of Myanmar: filling MCH gaps

  • Sangay Wangmo1Email author,
  • Rapeepong Suphanchaimat1,
  • Wai Mar Mar Htun2,
  • Tin Tun Aung2,
  • Chiraporn Khitdee1,
  • Walaiporn Patcharanarumol1,
  • Pe Thet Htoon3 and
  • Viroj Tangcharoensathien1
BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:1074

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3747-9

Published: 12 October 2016

The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2016 16:914

Erratum

In the publication of this article [1], the following percentage symbols were accidentally missed out from the ‘Results’ and ‘Discussion’ sections:

Results

2. Becoming an auxiliary midwife: the pathways

…as 89 % reported…

3. AMW: contributions of and supports to AMW

…about 9 % of the respondents…

…such as technical supervision (99 %), refresher course (99 %), replenishment of AMW kits (96 %)…

4. AMW: Intention to stay

…if they needed to change their domicile (21 %)

Discussion

…Naturally in Myanmar, 39 % of AMWs…

In addition to the above, some figures in Table 4 were misaligned. The updated Table 4 is presented below:
Table 4

Expected years to serve the community and potential reasons for quitting AMW job

Variables

Frequency

Percent

Expected years to serve the community

 < 1 years

12

1.1

 1–3 years

58

5.1

 3–5 years

39

3.5

 > 5 years

1019

90.3

Reasons for quitting AMW jobs

Marriage

 May consider quitting jobs

45

4.2

 Not relevant to the decision of quitting jobs

1023

95.8

Changing domicile

 May consider quitting jobs

218

21.3

 Not relevant to the decision of quitting jobs

806

78.7

Having another permanent job

 May consider quitting jobs

124

12.4

 Not relevant to the decision of quitting jobs

878

87.6

Cannot contribute to the community as much as expected

 May consider quitting jobs

228

22.6

 Not relevant to the decision of quitting jobs

779

77.4

All the above have been updated in the original article.

Notes

Declarations

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
International Health Policy Program (IHPP), Ministry of Public Health
(2)
MoH, Myanmar
(3)
Independent consultant

Reference

  1. Wangmo S, et al. Auxiliary midwives in hard to reach rural areas of Myanmar: filling MCH gaps. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:914. doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3584-x.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar

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