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Table 2 Cholera preparedness supplies observed in health facilities by type of facility 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

  Dispensary (n = 18) Health Center (n = 14) Hospital (n = 12) Total (n = 44)  
n % n % n % n %
Cholera Treatment Supplies
 Gloves 13 72 13 93 12 100 38 86
 ORS 12 67 13 93 11 92 36 82
 IV fluids 9 50 10 71 9 75 28 65
 IV tubing, adults 10 56 13 93 11 92 34 77
 IV tubing, pediatrics 7 70 11 79 11 92 29 66
 Doxycycline 13 72 13 93 10 83 36 82
 Doxycycline, erythromycin, or other antibiotic 14 72 14 100 11 92 39 89
Laboratory Supplies
 Rectal swabs 1 5 1 7 10 83 12 27
 Cary-Blair transport media 0 0 1 7 4 33 5 11
 Cholera rapid test kits 0 0 0 0 4 33 4 9
Infection Prevention and Control
 Gloves 13 72 13 93 12 100 38 86
 Chlorine for cleaning 12 67 11 79 10 83 33 75
 Hand sanitizer 6 33 9 64 8 67 23 52
 Outpatient handwashing station 17 100 5 36 11 92 33 79
  With soap and waterb 10 59 5 100 7 73 22 67
 Water source on premises 13 72 13 93 12 100 38 88
Guidelines and Reporting Forms
 MOH 505 IDSR Weekly Summary Forms 12 67 8 57 7 58 27 66
 IDSR Guidelines 1 5 2 14 4 33 7 16
 Cholera Management and Treatment Guidelines 9 50 9 64 9 75 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