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Table 1 Cholera preparedness supplies observed in health facilities by county in Kenya, July 2015a

From: Systems, supplies, and staff: a mixed-methods study of health care workers’ experiences and health facility preparedness during a large national cholera outbreak, Kenya 2015

  Homa Bay (n = 10) Nairobi (n = 14) Mombasa (n = 20) Total (n = 44)  
n % n % n % n %
Cholera Treatment Supplies
 Gloves 9 90 14 100 15 75 38 86
 ORS 6 60 14 100 16 80 36 82
 IV fluids 3 30 14 100 11 58 28 65
 IV tubing, adults 8 80 13 93 13 65 34 77
 IV tubing, pediatrics 7 70 13 93 9 45 29 66
 Doxycycline 8 80 14 100 14 70 36 82
 Doxycycline, erythromycin, or other antibiotic 9 90 14 100 16 80 39 89
Laboratory Supplies
 Rectal swabs 2 20 3 21 7 35 12 27
 Cary-Blair transport media 0 0 3 21 2 10 5 11
 Cholera rapid test kits 0 0 0 0 4 20 4 9
Infection Prevention and Control
 Gloves 9 90 14 100 15 75 38 86
 Chlorine for cleaning 5 50 12 86 16 84 33 75
 Hand sanitizer 3 30 11 79 9 45 23 52
 Outpatient handwashing station 10 100 6 46 17 89 33 79
  With soap and waterb 5 56 3 25 14 82 22 58
 Water source on premises 9 90 14 100 15 79 38 88
Guidelines and Reporting Forms
 MOH 505 IDSR Weekly Summary Forms 6 67 7 54 14 74 27 66
 IDSR Guidelines 2 20 4 29 1 5 7 16
 Cholera Management and Treatment Guidelines 6 60 11 79 10 53 27 63
  1. aORS oral rehydration salts, IV intravenous, MOH Ministry of Health, IDSR integrated disease surveillance and response
  2. bProportion calculated based on available observations; denominators may vary due to missing responses