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Table 2 Summary of semi-structured interview participants

From: Optimizing Myanmar’s community-delivered malaria volunteer model: a qualitative study of stakeholders’ perspectives

Interviews Myanmar ministry of health and sports stakeholders Implementing partners stakeholders Total
High-level national and state/regional stakeholdersa Middle-level national and state/regional stakeholdersb High-level stakeholdersc Middle-level stakeholdersd
Key informant interview 5   6   11
In-depth interview 2 2   4 8
Total 7 2 6 4 19
  1. aHigh-level national stakeholders from Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports provided the perspectives of high-level government health authorities, and did so with respect to the entire country. They included Vector Borne Disease Control (VBDC) Programme managers, the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) assistant director, and national-level staff who had formerly engaged in the malaria programme. High-level state/regional stakeholders were targeted to gather the perspectives of state/regional level government health authorities, and their views mainly reflected the state/region that they were managing. The participants included a state/regional public health director, a VBDC state/regional officer, and a VBDC team leader
  2. bMiddle-level national stakeholders were targeted to learn the experiences and perspectives of middle-level government health staff. They spoke mainly about their personal experiences and assignments at the national level. The participants included a VBDC medical officer and NMCP officer. Middle-level state/regional stakeholders gave information about the experiences and perspectives of middle-level government health staff at state/regional level. They reflected their personal experiences and assigned territories. They included a district public health officer, malaria assistants at state/regional level, and middle-level VBDC focal staff at state/regional level
  3. cHigh-level stakeholders from implementing partners contributed their perspectives about their organizations’ malaria programmes. They included a programme director, deputy programme director, programme coordinator, technical lead, and technical director
  4. dMiddle-level stakeholders from implementing partners provided perspectives that reflected their assigned sub-division in the programme and/or assigned geographic areas. They included a programme manager, deputy programme manager, project manager and technical supervisor