Table 1

Health service delivery capacity needs at 125 low level health facilities in Uganda between June and August 2009
Assessed parameter Characteristic N(%)
Facility level HC II 64(51%)
HC III 61(49%)
Facility Ownership Government 110(88%)
Faith Based 13(10%)
Private 2(2%)
Tools (Performance capacity)
Diagnostic Tools Functional microscopy HCIII (n = 61) 18(30%)
Available malaria RDTs(n = 125) 12(10%)
Antimalarial Drugs available for 3 months Oral antimalarial drugs ACTs 70 (56%)
Parental Quinine available (n = 91) 48(52%)
Rectal Artesunate 1 (1%)
Normal Saline (n = 9 33(38%)
50% dextrose available 32(35%)
Intra venous (IV) giving sets 38(42%)
Syringes 51(56%)
Guidelines Treatment guideline for malaria available 108(82%)
Referral guidelines None
Staff and infrastructure‡
Work-load Approved staff position filled with qualified staff 131(18%)
In patient space for admission (HCIII n = 35) 9(25%)
Work-flow Effective triage system in places (n = 111) 33(30%)
Support services Waste management and infection control tools Inadequate
Supply chain Inventory system(stock cards, and consumption data) None
Quality control Laboratory external quality assurance (N = 18) None
Support supervision Supervision from Malaria focal person 6 months 12(10%)
Information system Available Out-Patient (OPD) registers 125(100%)
Up to date registers available 120(97%)
Complete records with vital mortality information 25(20%)
Computerised data systems None
Systems and Role Capacities
Hold regular monthly meetings 47(56%)
Health centre III led by Clinical Officers (n = 61) 9(15%)
Health Centre II led by Comprehensive Nurse (n = 64) 36(56%)

Kyabayinze et al.

Kyabayinze et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:695   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-695

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