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Table 2 Characteristics of the CMDs

From: Feasibility and acceptability of ACT for the community case management of malaria in urban settings in five African sites

Kumasi Bolgatanga Jimma Lilongwe Ouagadougou
35: 18 males and 17 females 28: 18 females and 10 males 92: 60 females and 32 males 8: 2 males and 6 females 36: 30 females and 6 males
Selection criteria: ability to read and write; keep simple records; live in the community; trusted and willingness to volunteer Selection criteria:
Be stable; previous volunteer experience; considered responsible and reliable; have b asic education
Selection criteria:
Member of Idir at least for last one year; willing to work voluntarily; available for at least 2 years; available most of the time; acceptable by the community
Selection criteria: Employees of the Ministry of Health.
CMDs have secondary level education.
Not resident in the community
Selection criteria:
Resident; availability; ability to read and write French; acceptable to local people; accept to work for the community; and general interest of the community
Main occupation:
Unemployed: 25%
Petty trader: 25%
Teacher/Social worker: 12.5%
Artisan: 15%
Local leaders: 10%
Main occupation:
Drug shop owners: 35.7%
Mason: 7.14%
Petty traders 35.7%
Farmers: 17.85%
Retired nurse: 3.57%
Main occupation:
Unemployed: 70% (housewife)
Students: 12%
Petty traders: 11%
Daily labourers: 5%
Retired: 2%
Main occupation:
Full time employment as Ministry of Health CMDs
Main occupation:
Unemployed: 54% (housewife)
Petty traders: 11%
Artisan: 17%
worker: 12%
Students: 6%
Training:
Initial 5-day non-residential training. Monthly updates held in the first three months of the intervention and two-monthly updates
Training:
2 weeks training, conducted by the Regional Health Training Unit incl. two days at the Regional Health Laboratory
Training:
Three day training.
Training conducted in Amharic
Training:
6 weeks by MOH.
Trained for two weeks on administering pre-packs: Week 1 theory and Week 2 practical
Training:
Two day training conducted in each zone of the site.
Supervision:
Fortnightly supervision by 2 members of the research team
Supervision:
Weekly supervision, by 2 members of the research team, when data was collected from CMDs, plus monthly meeting of CMDs
Supervision:
Monthly monitoring and supervision meetings were held.
10 supervisors (from Jimma Health Admin. Bureau, Jimma Zone Health Bureau and Jimma University Specialized Hospital) supervised the CMDs.
Supervision:
Regular supervision (3 times weekly) by District Malaria Coordinator, plus monthly joint meetings held with community members, District Malaria Coordinator and research team
Supervision:
Regular supervision of the each CMD by the Chief Nursing Officer of the health facility to which the CMD was attached