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Table 2 Proportion (N) of outlets censused with at least one anti-malarial in stock on the day of interview, by sector, outlet type and country¹

From: Got ACTs? Availability, price, market share and provider knowledge of anti-malarial medicines in public and private sector outlets in six malaria-endemic countries

  Public Sector/Not-for-Profit Private Sector Total
  Public
Health Facility
Community Health Worker Private not-for-profit Health Facility Total
Public/Not-for-Profit
Private Health Facility Pharmacy Drug
Store
Grocery
Store
Other Outlet Types Total Private All
          Shop/Kiosk/Bar/Market Stall Itinerant Provider   
Benin 95.4 (182) - 91.2
(47)
94.0
(229)
84.2
(118)
96.7
(118)
- 30.5
(433)
34.4
(691)
42.7
(81)
36.3
(1, 441)
39.0
(1, 670)
DRC 96.8 (111) - 97.2
(33)
96.9
(144)
75.7
(204)
100.0
(33)
96.5
(1, 089)
- 1.7
(2, 245)
- 24.9
(3, 571)
28.4
(3, 715)
Madagascar 96.8 (531) 26.8
(226)
80.6
(7)
40.4
(764)
87.6
(87)
99.6
(69)
97.4
(263)
33.1
(5, 056)
1.1
(530)
- 33.9
(6, 005)
35.0
(6, 769)
Nigeria 91.8 (255) 80.0
(19)
98.7 (11) 89.2
(285)
91.4
(405)
99.5
(409)
95.6
(1, 031)
3.8
(2, 141)
2.5
(1, 164)
70.2
(21)
25.7
(5, 171)
26.6
(5, 456)
Uganda 95.4 (525) 39.8
(90)
88.6 (11) 69.6
(626)
96.2
(208)
99.3
(97)
96.4
(398)
0.4
(3, 747)
0.0
(191)
- 13.9
(4.641)
17.0
(5, 267)
Zambia 97.4 (165) - 100.0 (16) 97.8
(181)
92.3
(34)
100.0
(50)
76.5
(165)
3.7
(1, 946)
0.4
(997)
14.7
(5)
6.3
(3, 197)
9.5
(3, 378)
  1. ¹In Benin the drug store category was deemed redundant as, strictly, there were no unregulated private-sector medicine vendors operating from formal structures (such as permanent buildings). In Benin, such medicine selling outlets should be registered and appear on the list of pharmacies. Unregulated vendors do operate however, often in markets, and were thus captured by the market stall and market shop classifications. In the DRC, grocery stores, as defined for all other countries, were very rare. In the DRC and Zambia, community health workers were not targeted for inclusion due to difficulties in ascertaining their presence in the clusters. In Benin, community health workers were not formally included in the Ministry of Health structure at the time of data collection [25]. It is expected that community health workers will be included in later survey rounds, as their numbers increase and as the Ministry of Health makes moves to include them explicitly in national policy [26].