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Table 1 Study participants in the 4 study districts

From: Health workers’ experiences of coping with the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone’s health system: a qualitative study

  Health workers included in the study (by cadre and sex) Total Key informant interviews (by sex) Total Total per district
From the HW incentive study National HWs from treatment or isolation centres National HWs from other health facilities International HWs from in treatment or isolation centres   DHMT Local council Health facility manager International partner   
Bonthe1 0 0 2 (Nurse F; CHO M) 0 2 1 (M) 1 (M) 2 (M) 1 (F) 5 7
Kenema2 1 (Doctor M) 2 (Nurse M; Nurse aid F) 2 (MCH aid F; Lab technician F) 2 (Doctor M; Midwife F) 7 1 (M) 0 2 (1 M; 1F) 1 (M) 4 11
Koinadugu3 3 (CHO M; 2xNurse F) 3 (SECHN F; MCH Aid F; CHA M) 0 6 1 (M) 1 (F) 2 (M) 1 (M) 5 11
Western Area4 4 {3× Nurse (2F; 1 M) Midwife F} 3 (Nurse F; 2× Doctor, M) 2 (Midwife F; MCH aid F) 1 (Doctor M) 10 1 (F) 1 (M) 2 (1 M; 1F) 1 (F) 5 15
GRAND TOTAL      25      19 44
  1. Key: 1 = Low numbers of EVD patients; hard to reach district; 2 = High numbers of EVD patients; epicentre during outbreak; 3 = Hit by EVD in later stages of outbreak; hard to reach district; 4 = High numbers of EVD patients; epicentre during outbreak
  2. CHO Community Health officer, MCH Aid maternal and child health aid, SECHN State enrolled community health nurse, CHA Community Health Assistant, M male, F female