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Table 1 Availability of equipment, staff, and medicines needed to manage malaria and other febrile illnesses in outpatient health facilities, Huambo Province, Angola

From: Quality of malaria case management at outpatient health facilities in Angola

Characteristic Health facilities with the characteristic (N = 33)
  No. % (95% CI)
Thermometer 28 84.8 (76.8-92.9)
Functional scale for weighing children 32 97.0 (93.1-100)
Booklet or chart with AL treatment algorithms for children and adults 16 48.5 (37.3-59.6)
Staff trained to perform microscopy 19 57.6 (46.5-68.6)
Functional microscope, according to the laboratory technician 19 57.6 (46.5-68.6)
Staff trained to perform RDTs 29 87.9 (80.6-95.2)
At least 25 valid (not expired) RDTs in stock 31 93.9 (88.6-99.3)
Malaria testing, by microscopy or RDTa 33 100 (89.4-100)
Malaria testing, by both microscopy and RDTsb 13 39.4 (28.5-50.3)
Mosquito bed nets for distribution to patientsc 0 0 (0-10.9)
Medicines in stock on the day of the survey visit   
AL blister packs for patients 5-14 kg 26 78.8 (69.7-87.9)
AL blister packs for patients 15-24 kg 33 100 (89.4-100)
AL blister packs for patients 25-34 kg 33 100 (89.4-100)
AL blister packs for patients ≥ 35 kg 30 90.9 (84.5-97.3)
All four AL blister packs 24 72.7 (62.8-82.7)
Amodiaquine tablets 29 87.9 (80.6-95.2)
Quinine tablets 12 36.4 (25.6-47.1)
Quinine or quinidine (injectable) 18 54.4 (43.4-65.7)
Oral antibiotic (amoxicillin, ampicillin, cotrimoxazole, or erythromycin) 31 93.9 (88.6-99.3)
Iron tablets 27 81.8 (73.2-90.4)
Medicines in stock every day for the 3 months before the survey visit   
AL blister packs for patients 5-14 kg 7 21.2 (12.1-30.3)
AL blister packs for patients 15-24 kg 12 36.4 (25.6-47.1)
AL blister packs for patients 25-34 kg 12 36.4 (25.6-47.1)
AL blister packs for patients ≥ 35 kg 10 30.3 (20.0-40.6)
All four AL blister packs 4 12.1 (4.8-19.4)
  1. AL = artemether-lumefantrine; CI = confidence interval; RDT = rapid diagnostic test for malaria.
  2. a Malaria testing was considered available if, on the day of the survey visit, the health facility had either: 1) a microscopist and a functional microscope, or 2) staff trained to perform RDTs and at least 25 valid (not expired) RDTs.
  3. b On the day of the survey visit, the health facility had both of the following: 1) a microscopist and a functional microscope, and 2) a staff person trained to perform RDTs and at least 25 valid (not expired) RDTs.
  4. c N = 32 health facilities, one value missing.