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Improving the management of childhood malaria: an experiment to bridge the gap between mothers and health care providers

Objective

Although there is growing commitment to fight malaria, adequate control measures remain a major challenge. One important problem is the lack of prompt and correct treatment of uncomplicated malaria - both at home and in health facilities. We aim to evaluate, using a randomised-controlled design, the effectiveness on all cause mortality in under-fives of improving case management of malaria in children under five through a consistent and complementary system comprising home and professional care through an interface of women groups, "Shared care". Health facility staff, women groups and mothers will be trained in Good Malaria Professional Practice and Good Malaria Self- Practice. Evaluation will be based on input, process and output indicators. Feedback will be via quarterly newsletters, meetings and publications.

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UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
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Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

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CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN SANTE DE NOUNA
Burkina Faso
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Nouna

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KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE
Sweden
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Norrbacka
171 76 Stockholm

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MUHIMBILI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Tanzania
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United Nations Road, West Upanga
171 76 Dar Es Salaam

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