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Table 1 Characteristics evaluated prior to clinic selection.

From: Project Masihambisane: a cluster randomised controlled trial with peer mentors to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers living with HIV

Characteristic Description
Type of Clinic Community Health Centre offers wide array of services 24 hours per day; Primary Health Care Clinic offers delivery of primary health care 8 am-5 pm daily; Mobile Primary Health Care Clinic offers delivery of primary health care through mobile unit 8 am-5 pm daily.
Size of Clinic Determined by the type and scope of maternal and child services, including antenatal, post natal, PMTCT, and the number of first and repeat clinic attendees each month.
Geographic Location Determined by logistical feasibility, availability for telecommunication network communication signal & space available for research activities.
Risk of Contamination Control group is determined to be at no- or low-risk for contamination of intervention activities.