Skip to main content

Table 2 Availability of equipment, and medicines needed to manage malaria in outpatient health facilities

From: Quality of uncomplicated malaria case management in Ghana among insured and uninsured patients

  District Hospital Private hospital Public health centres CHPS
N = 3 N = 1 N = 7 N = 1
Characteristics  
Thermometer 3 1 7 1
Functional scale for weighing 3 1 7 1
Cold box/fridge 3 1 7 1
Laboratory capacity  
Medical laboratory 3 1 4 0
Staff trained to perform microscopy 3 1 4 0
Functional microscope, according to the laboratory technician 3 1 4 0
Staff trained to perform RDTs 3 1 7 1
Malaria testing, by microscopy 3 1 4 0
Malaria testing, by both microscopy and RDT 2 1 2 1
Medicines in stock  
ACTs 3 1 6 1
Quinine 3 1 6 0
I.M. Artemeter 3 1 5 1
IV -Fluid 3 1 6 0
Artemisinin-based suppository 2 1 4 1
  1. Source: Patient exit data January to April, 2011.