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Table 4 Willingness, commitment, capacity and competencies, and motivation to perform the MNCH surveillance

From: Community-based maternal, newborn, and child health surveillance: perceptions and attitudes of local stakeholders towards using mobile phone by village health volunteers in the Kenge Health Zone, Democratic Republic of Congo

Variables Nbr (n = 190) %
Willingness to participate in the MNCH surveillance 173 91,1
Having the capacity and competencies to use mobile phone for surveillance
 Able to use mobile phones 137 72,1
 Need to be trained more 34 17,9
 Need additional assistance to become familiar with the technology 19 10,0
Estimates for daily workload in collecting data (in households)
  ≤ 5 122 64,2
 6–10 56 29,5
 11–15 12 6,3
Willingness to undertake MNCH activities using mobile phones
 Willingness to do the work 137 72,1
 Recognizing that this is their job 33 17,4
 Recognizing that this is an optional work 20 10,5
Expected incentives
 Financial 92 48,4
 Gift of the mobile phone 34 17,9
 An award 27 14,2
 Free healthcare for the family 23 12,1
 Public recognition 8 4,2
 In-kind gift for the community 6 3,2
Appropriate responders at household
 Mothers 140 73,7
 Fathers 16 8,4
 Grand-parents 15 7,9
 Aunts 11 5,8
 Uncles 8 4,2
Timing for collecting data
 Noon time during the weekdays 120 63,2
 Evening 65 34,2
 Afternoon 4 2,1
 Morning 1 0,5