Table 1

Summary of characteristics of the participants

TeamParticipants
n (%)
Age (years)
median (IQR)
VIA experience (years)
median (IQR)
Healthcare workers
 Bangladesh5 (23)37 (30–42)9 (8.50–11.0)
 India7 (32)42 (35–51)8 (3.0–15.0)
 Uganda10 (45)27(25–33)(0)*
Experts
 Bangladesh2 (22)
 India4 (44)
 Uganda2 (22)
 Netherlands1 (11)
 Total9 (100)52 (38–56)23 (10.0–26.0)
  • There were 22 healthcare workers from Bangladesh, India, and Uganda. The median (IQR) were calculated per each country team of healthcare workers.

  • *Only one healthcare worker out of 10 in Uganda had had VIA experience of 3 years. The team of 9 experts from 4 countries had a median age of 52 years (IQR 38–56) and median years of experience of 23 years (IQR 10.0–26.0).

  • VIA, visual inspection with acetic acid.