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Table 2 Characteristics of key informant interviews

From: Examining local perspectives on the influence of climate change on the health of Hamer pastoralists and their livestock in Ethiopia

Role Brief description of role Location (s) Number of interviews
Health Extension Workers Basic medical training; provides rudimentary assistance to kebeles such as vaccinations and antenatal support as well as reporting and monitoring disease outbreaks. Angude
Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs)a Basic animal health training; gives assistance to the herdsmen and the local veterinarian in carrying out vaccinations and disease monitoring. Shanko
Public Health Officers Collects and produces data on various government statistics and promotes disease prevention methods. Turmi
NGO Workers Carry out various projects in the woreda ranging from healthcare and water pumps to agricultural training. Turmi
Veterinarian In-depth animal health training; provides animal healthcare across the whole woreda Dimeka 1
Medical Doctor In charge of a health post, had in-depth medical training and treated patients in the local clinic Dimeka 1
  1. aCAHWs work across all Hamer woreda providing assistance to the mobile herdsmen. One of the CAHWs was located in Asile (a nearby kebele) when interviewed
  2. bAs the NGO had offices based in Jinka, the administrative centre for South Omo zone, the research team took the opportunity to interview the NGO worker in Jinka