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Table 3 Components of diagnostic capacity by facilities in Malawi, Senegal and Tanzania

From: Examination of malaria service utilization and service provision: an analysis of DHS and SPA data from Malawi, Senegal, and Tanzania

Facility typeAmong facilities offering malaria diagnosis/treatment services or curative sick child care services, percentage with
Components of microscopy diagnostic capacityComponents of RDT diagnostic capacityRDT diagnostic capacitybMalaria diagnostic capacitycTotal number of facilities
Personnel trained in microscopyMicroscopy suppliesMicroscopy diagnostic capacityaPersonnel trained in RDTRDT suppliesRDT protocol
Malawi2013–2014 Malawi SPA   
Government hospital71.9 [57.9–82.6]60.1 [46.0–72.6]39.9 [27.4–54]81.9 [68.7–90.3]98 [87.1–99.7]88 [75.8–94.5]71.9 [57.9–82.6]75.9 [62.1–85.8]48
Government health centre48.1 [42.9–53.4]4.6 [2.8–7.4]2.9 [1.5–5.3]60.5 [55.2–65.5]94.8 [91.9–96.7]68.9 [63.8–73.5]40.9 [35.8–46.1]41.4 [36.4–46.7]338
Government health post or mobile clinic25.7 [16.6–37.6]3.0 [0.7–11.1]1.4 [0.2–9.5]36.1 [25.4–48.3]79.6 [68–87.8]52.8 [40.8–64.6]19.6 [11.7–30.9]19.6 [11.7–30.9]68
Private facility28.3 [23.6–33.5]12.6 [9.4–16.7]4.0 [2.3–6.8]34.4 [29.4–39.8]75.6 [70.6–80]45.6 [40.3–51.1]17.6 [13.8–22.2]19.1 [15.2–23.8]330
Christian health association/mission/ faith-based43.9 [36.5–51.5]24.7 [18.7–31.8]15.0 [10.3–21.3]55.3 [47.7–62.7]97.5 [93.6–99.1]68.1 [60.6–74.7]38.5 [31.4–46.1]43.3 [36.0–51.0]162
Total40.1 [37–43.2]13.5 [11.5–15.9]7.1 [5.7–8.9]49.8 [46.7–53]87.6 [85.3–89.6]60.5 [57.3–63.5]32.4 [29.5–35.4]34.2 [31.2–37.2]947
Senegal2016 Senegal Continuous DHS   
Government hospital or health centre86.2 [74.4–93.1]80.7 [68.4–88.9]74.3 [61.6–83.9]62.0 [48.9–73.5]98.4 [89.2–99.8]92.6 [81.4–97.3]60.3 [47.3–72.1]81.9 [69.8–89.8]29
Government health post or mobile clinic96.2 [92.1–98.2]1.2 [0.4–4]1.2 [0.4–4]80.5 [74.4–85.4]98.5 [95.3–99.5]90.9 [86.1–94.2]73.3 [66.8–79]73.8 [67.3–79.4]252
Government health hut84.2 [69.5–92.5]0.0 [0.0–0.0]0.0 [0.0–0.0]41.7 [29.2–55.4]74.5 [57.7–86.2]60.6 [45.9–73.6]27.6 [17.7–40.2]27.6 [17.7–40.2]85
Private facility64.5 [51.7–75.5]26.8 [17.4–39]20.2 [12.1–31.8]36.3 [25.7–48.6]74.9 [62.5–84.2]68.6 [56.0–78.9]27.9 [18.7–39.5]41.6 [30.3–53.9]70
Total88.1 [83.9–91.3]10.4 [8–13.4]8.9 [6.8–11.6]64.6 [59.2–69.6]90 [85.4–93.3]81.5 [76.6–85.6]56.2 [50.9–61.5]60.1 [54.7–65.3]436
Tanzania2014–15 Tanzania SPA   
Government hospital61.7 [45.5–75.6]55.4 [41.0–69.0]43.0 [31.4–55.5]56.0 [41.4–69.7]93.8 [88.2–96.9]88.9 [81.9–93.4]50.5 [37.2–63.8]61.7 [45.6–75.6]24
Government health centre65.7 [59.7–71.3]44.7 [38.7–50.9]33.1 [27.5–39.1]65.9 [59.9–71.5]92.5 [88.5–95.2]79.7 [74.3–84.2]49.7 [43.6–55.8]57.4 [51.2–63.4]88
Government clinic/dispensary33.5 [28.6–38.7]4.9 [2.9–7.9]0.9 [0.3–2.5]40.8 [35.6–46.2]83.8 [79.4–87.5]64.7 [59.3–69.7]26.4 [21.9–31.3]26.5 [22.1–31.5]761
Private facility24.7 [16.0–36.1]38.5 [27.4–50.9]7.6 [4–14]25.7 [16.9–37.1]63.1 [50.6–74]54.8 [42.5–66.5]18.2 [10.7–29.2]20.9 [13.0–31.8]156
Mission/faith-based38.1 [27.9–49.5]37.9 [27.5–49.6]12.6 [7.7–19.8]35.7 [25.9–46.9]72.4 [60.4–81.9]54.1 [42.4–65.4]16.9 [10.9–25.2]20.5 [13.9–29.2]147
Total35.9 [32.1–39.9]17.5 [14.7–20.7]6.6 [5.4–8]40.4 [36.4–44.5]80.5 [76.9–83.7]63.7 [59.5–67.7]26.4 [23–30]28.1 [24.7–31.7]1177
  1. aMicroscopy diagnostic capacity is defined as a facility having a functioning microscope with glass slides and relevant stains, in addition to at least one health provider who has received training on microscopy during the 24 months before the survey
  2. bRDT diagnostic capacity is defined as a facility having unexpired malaria RDT kits, at least one health provider who received RDT training in the 24 months before the survey, and the facility having an instructional protocol for performing a RDT
  3. cDiagnostic capacity is defined as a facility having microscopy diagnostic capacity or RDT diagnostic capacity