|Study objectives, Research methods and Sample size|
|Objectives||Research method||Description||Sample size|
|Objective 1||Quantitative||Facility audit :|
|Facility records review – registers and||42 District hospitals- 5 CHC and PHC facilities|
|To determine the extent of the engagement of NGOs and CCWs in the implementation of collaborative TB/HIV including PMTCT|
|Interview with facility managers using a self-administered questionnaire||37 facility managers|
|NGO audit :||32 NGOs managing HBCs|
|NGO records review and interviews with managers||1 NGO managing CHWs|
|Household survey which included participant||n = 3,867 household members randomly selected from the catchment areas of audited facilities and NGOs|
|aged 18 years and above|
|Objective 2||Qualitative||Individual in-depth interviews with||29 Provincial managers – 6 District managers – 6 Facility managers – 11 NGO managers- 6 FGDs with CCW- 4 FGDs with patients- 2|
|**key informants (Provincial and district managers; Hospital and facility managers; and NGO managers)|
|Identify constraints related to provision of TB/HIV/PMTCT integrated care at community level|
|Focus group discussion (FGDs) with CCWs and TB,HIV and PMTCT patients|
|Explore ways of enhancing the engagement of CCWs to provide integrated TB/HIV/PMTCT services.|
*DHIS: District health information system.
**Key informants included provincial, district, and facility managers as well NGO managers.
Uwimana et al.
Uwimana et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:233 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-233