Table 1

 Description of clinics included in study, showing clinic type and diagnostic approach, by Afghan province

CharacteristicsNorthEastTotal
Transmission of parasitesLowHigh
No of clinics:
 Basic Health Centres10515
 Comprehensive Health Centres077
Diagnostic method:
 Clinical10*010
 New microscopy5*05
 Established microscopy01212
Average No of attendees registered during study period, per clinic 304358054549

*Five clinics introduced microscopy in August 2009, part way through the study.