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Predictors of health workers’ knowledge about artesunate-based severe malaria treatment recommendations in government and faith-based hospitals in Kenya

July 29, 2020 - 10:11 -- Open Access
Beatrice Machini, Dejan Zurovac, Beatrice Amboko, Lucas Malla, Robert W. Snow, Hillary Kipruto & Thomas N. O. Achia
Malaria Journal 2020 19:267, 23 July 2020

Health workers’ knowledge deficiencies about artesunate-based severe malaria treatment recommendations have been reported. However, predictors of the treatment knowledge have not been examined. In this paper, predictors of artesunate-based treatment knowledge among inpatient health workers in two hospital sectors in Kenya are reported.

NOT Open Access | Gaps between Knowledge and Malaria Treatment Practices after Intensive Anti-Malaria Campaigns in Western Kenya: 2004-2016

March 23, 2020 - 14:08 -- NOT Open Access
Zhou G, Hemming-Schroeder E, Gesuge M, Afrane YA, Lee MC, Atieli HE, Githeko AK, Yan G
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Mar 16

Effective case management is central for malaria control, but not all of those affected by malaria have access to prompt, effective treatment. In Kenya, free malaria treatment has been implemented since 2006. However, questions remain regarding effective treatment. We conducted cross-sectional epidemiological and questionnaire surveys in four counties in western Kenya in 2004, 2010, and 2016, and antimalarial availability surveys in 2016.

Research: Community perception of malaria and its influence on health-seeking behaviour in rural Ghana: a descriptive study

January 8, 2013 - 10:02 -- Bart G.J. Knols
Alexander Suuk Laar, Amos Kankponang Laar, Philip Ayizem Dalinjong
MWJ 2013, 4, 1

This article is the outcome of a descriptive cross-sectional study that assessed local perceptions on malaria and health seeking behaviour among inhabitants in the Kassena-Nankana district in the Upper East Region of Ghana. A total of 120 respondents were included in the study through a systematic random sampling procedure of households. The majority (65%) of respondents had awareness about malaria and linked it to mosquito bites.

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