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Table 1 Outlet types and definitions

From: Evidence on anti-malarial and diagnostic markets in Cambodia to guide malaria elimination strategies and policies

Sector and facility type Definition
Public sector
 Public health facilities Referral hospitals, health centers, former district hospitals, health posts, NGO/mission/faith-based hospitals, NGO/mission/faith-based clinics, and NGO/mission/faith-based diagnostic laboratories
 Community health workers Community-based volunteers, either Village Malaria Workers, Mobile Malaria Workers, or Plantation Malaria Workers, who are equipped with anti-malarial treatment and malaria blood testing
Private sector
 Private for-profit health facilities Private hospitals, clinics, polyclinics, cabinets, health care rooms, and private diagnostic laboratories and would be expected to have been registered in country
 Pharmacies Regulated by a national regulatory authority and staffed by pharmacists or qualified health practitioners. These include pharmacies, clinical pharmacies, depot A, and depot B. These may or may not be licensed by a national regulatory authority
 Drug stores Drug stalls in rural markets or shops that primarily sell medicines. These outlets are not guaranteed to be staffed by qualified health dispensers or practitioners and are not typically licensed by a national regulatory authority
 General retailers Grocery stores and village shops and are not licensed by a national regulatory authority
 Itinerant drug vendors Mobile providers found primarily in rural areas, typically working within a radius of their home. They are not registered with any national regulatory authority. Some itinerant drug vendors operate with both a fixed location and a mobile service, while others operate solely through a mobile service.