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Table 1 Overview of group model building sessions, Sierra Leone

From: Opportunities and challenges for delivering non-communicable disease management and services in fragile and post-conflict settings: perceptions of policy-makers and health providers in Sierra Leone

Setting and date Number of participantsa Profile of participants involved Topics discussed
  Total Male Female   
National (Freetown) September 2018 21 12 9 Policy makers at national level; donors and WHO representatives, NGOs; district level health care professionals; technical experts and academics Current policy and practice related challenges relating to NCD/MHPSS in Sierra Leone; Potential areas for intervention
Urban (Western Area) September 2018 20 10 10 Health care providers (i.e. doctors, nurses, CHOs,) involved in NCD/Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) service delivery in urban environments Knowledge and perceptions of NCD/MHPSS conditions and their causes; Current practices and related challenges to NCD/MHPSS service delivery; Potential areas for intervention in the system.
Rural (Bombali district) June 2018 39 23 16 Health care providers (doctors, nurses, CHOs, community health workers) involved in NCD/MHPSS service delivery in rural environments – including local NGOs Knowledge and perceptions of NCD/MHPSS conditions and their causes; Current practices and related challenges to NCD/MHPSS service delivery; sPotential areas for intervention in the system.
Total 80 56% 44%   
  1. aThis includes MHPSS participants