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Table 1 Participants, facilitators and support teams of the project activities at different levels

From: A participatory action research approach to strengthening health managers’ capacity at district level in Eastern Uganda

Level of implementation/review meetings Stakeholders/participants Lead facilitators Support teams
District level:
District implementation committee meetings
Health managers, political heads, assistant district health managers, district senior nursing officers, health educators, biostatisticians, community development officers, secretaries for health to the district councils, resident district commissioners, chief administrative officers, heads of health sub-districts or hospital managers, internal security officers, health information officers, a representative from the NGO forum, local religious leaders, and health accountants Health managers, senior nursing officers, political and administrative heads of the districts At least four members of the MakSPH project team; the project team attended all the meetings every quarter
Sub-county level:
Sub-county implementation committee meetings
Administrative and political heads of the sub-counties, secretaries for health to the sub-county council, health centre III managers, community development officers, health assistants, and local religious leaders Administrative and political heads of the sub-counties Two district level supervisors (managers), who were members of the DHT
Two members of the MakSPH project team; the project team attended all the meetings every quarter
Community level:
VHT group meetings
VHTs in a particular sub-county; there were 850 villages in the intervention area; every village had 2 VHTs; each sub-county held 1 or 2 meetings depending on the number of VHTs Health workers, facility health managers and health assistants who provided supervisory oversight to the VHTs Two district level supervisors (managers), who were members of the DHT
Two members of the MakSPH project team; the project team attended at least 12 VHT group meetings every quarter
  1. DHT district health team, MakSPH Makerere University School of Public Health, VHT village health team