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Table 4 Coding index

From: How should community health workers in fragile contexts be supported: qualitative evidence from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Democratic Republic of Congo

Code Sub-codes
Range of CTC providers  
Reasons for becoming a CHW  
Role and responsibilities Scope of work and services
Workload and hours
Number of CHWs
Gender differences
Perceptions of being a CHW Positive and negative
Effects on family life
Acceptance by community
Selection and recruitment Selection process
Effectiveness
Challenges
Recommendations
Gender considerations
Attraction and retention Strategies
Effectiveness
Recommendations
Gender considerations
Provision of equipment, drugs, etc. Ways that equipment, etc., supplied
Effectiveness
Recommendations
Gender considerations
Supervision Peer supervision
Community supervision
PHU supervision
District-level supervision
Central-level supervision
Gender considerations
Training Training needs
Training provided
Effectiveness
Recommendations
Gender considerations
Performance, rewards and sanctions How CHW performance is assessed
How CHWs are rewarded and sanctioned
Effectiveness
Recommendations
Gender considerations
Career pathway for CHWs
Monthly allowance Amount and frequency
Perceptions
Recommendations
Community engagement Community structures or people supporting CHWs
Effectiveness of community engagement
Recommendations
CHW integration into health system Relationships with other health workers
Views on integration
Recommendations for better integration