PHCUPrimary Health Care Unit (Republic of Sudan)
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Community health workers, maternal and child health workers, and Home Health Promoters provide community healthcare at Primary Healthcare Units (PHCUs) and Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCCs) as entry points.
The 36 health facilities (one State Hospital, one County Hospital, six PHCCs, and 28 PHCUs) were purposively selected but respondents were consecutively selected health workers that treated children aged 2-59 months with cough or DIB at the outpatient and pediatric units.
The questions had dichotomous responses and were grouped in order to compose indicators summarizing the structure and process at each PHCU. Each response which indicated compliance with recommended guidelines [15-17] received one point, and the sum of these points was used to classify the structure and processes in each unit.
In each PHCU, the medical records of the patients diagnosed with diabetes, aged 18 years or more and of both sexes, who had had at least one medical appointment since 2010, were analyzed.
Respecting the frequency in which the tests were carried out in the PHCU, intervals shorter than 6 months for BP, FPG, and HbA1c were considered adequate [15-17].
Associations between elements of the PHCUs' structure and process and the patients' clinical parameters upon admission to the SHC unit were explored with linear regression with random effects, using the data from the PHCUs as a conglomerate as we assumed that data from a single PHCU were not completely independent.
Abbreviations AOD: Adjusted odds ratio CI: Confidence interval ETB: Ethiopian Birr IRB: Institutional Review Board HCs: Health centers PHCU: Primary health care unit QWL: Quality of work life SPSS: Statistical Package for Social Sciences.
Eleven PHCUs and two PHCCs were destroyed by the rebels in Duk last year.
Just of late, European Union lent out money to ten Southern states to build in every County a complex PHCU (Primary Health Care Units) and pay staff of such medical centres for four years, but in Lakes state, everything ended in the throats of former state Minister of Health Lakes and his Benydit Gen.