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Table 1 Respondents and the thematic areas covered

From: ‘Better medicines for children’ within the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness framework: a qualitative inquiry in Uganda

Respondent Number Main themes covered
MoH Program mangers officers) 2 • The historical context and the process of IMCI implementation
• What worked and what did not work with IMCI and child-appropriate dosage formulation adoption
• The level of integration of the child-appropriate dosage formulation into IMCI approach
• Achievements and limitation of the integration
The district health team 2 • The historical context and the process of IMCI implementation
• Perspective of the child-appropriate dosage formulations
• Experiences of implementation of IMCI and child-appropriate dosage formulations under a decentralized arrangement
• Financing, support supervision and refresher training
Pediatricians from Mulago hospital 5 • Practices about using child-appropriate dosage formulations to treat children under 5 years
• Available information about child-appropriate dosage formulations
• Coping mechanisms when there are no child-appropriate dosage formulations
Pediatrician from Jinja hospital 1 • Practices about using child-appropriate dosage formulations to treat children under 5 years
• Available information about child-appropriate dosage formulations
• coping mechanisms when there are no child-appropriate dosage formulations
Lower level rural based health workers 16 • Their perspectives and practices about using child-appropriate dosage formulations to treat children under 5 years within the IMCI framework
• Available information about child-appropriate dosage formulations and the treatment protocols
• Coping mechanisms when there are no child-appropriate dosage formulations