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Table 1 Summary of secondary data and details of primary data for the 4 MPI districts collected during a 2-month period from November to December 2019

From: Lessons learned from implementing the pilot Micronutrient Powder Initiative in four districts in Ghana

  Tain district Tolon district Talensi district Ho West district
Secondary data on MNP received and distributeda
 MPI start-date Oct 2017 Jan 2018 Dec 2017 Jan 2018
 Total MNP sachets received by health facilities 648,850 409,000 623,900 706,400
 Number of children 6–23 months ever enrolled  to receive MNPs 11,023 8171 6225 4295
 Male 5588 4100 3109 2106
 Female 5435 4071 3116 2189
Primary data participants and audio recordings
 Ghana Health Service staff interviewedb 5 5 5 5
 Key informant interviews (KIIs) completedc 12 12 12 12
 Focus group discussions (FGDs) completedc 6 6 6 6
 Participants of discussion workshopd 10 10 10 10
 Hours of key KII audio recordings 9.0 8.9 9.2 10.1
 Hours of FGD audio recordings 7.5 7.8 7.8 8.5
 Hours of discussion workshop audio recordings 2.3 1.7 1.4 2.5
  1. aData were from available records obtained from District Nutrition Officer
  2. bStaff overseeing the program implementation, including the District Nutrition Officer and nurses from the major health facilities distributing the micronutrient powder (MNP)
  3. cMothers and caregivers who had previous or current direct experience with feeding children with MNP; they were selected if they were believed to have considerable knowledge about the Micronutrients Powder Initiative (MPI) and the attitudes of women in the communities towards MNP acceptability and consumption
  4. dOne staff member from each of 10 health facilities implementing the MPI