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Malaria knowledge and experiences with community health workers among recently pregnant women in Malawi

April 17, 2020 - 14:24 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ashley Malpass, Jobiba Chinkhumba, Julie R. Gutman, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:154, 15 April 2020

The World Health Organization recommends three or more doses of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) to mitigate the negative effects of malaria in pregnancy (MIP). Many pregnant women in Malawi are not receiving the recommended number of doses. Community delivery of IPTp (cIPTp) is being piloted as a new approach to increase coverage. This survey assessed recently pregnant women’s knowledge of MIP and their experiences with community health workers (CHWs) prior to implementing cIPTp.

The fidelity of implementation of recommended care for children with malaria by community health workers in Nigeria

March 10, 2020 - 16:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Adeoti O, Spiegelman D, Afonne C, Falade CO, Jegede AS, Oshiname FO, Gomes M, Ajayi IO
Reference: 
Implement Sci. 2020 Mar 4;15(1):13

In the context of task shifting, a promoted approach to healthcare delivery in resource-poor settings, trained community health workers (CHWs) have been shown to be effective in delivering quality care of malaria for febrile under-5 children. While their effectiveness has been documented, the fidelity of implementation (FOI) has not been adequately studied. By understanding and measuring whether an intervention has been performed with fidelity, researchers and practitioners gain a better understanding of how and why an intervention works, and the extent to which outcomes can be improved. The objective of this study was to assess the FOI of a recommended protocol for malaria care by CHWs in a resource-poor setting in Nigeria.

Treatments in remote areas urgent to meet Millennium Development Goals

April 11, 2014 - 15:34 -- Debora Miranda

Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) is a strategy that enables those living beyond the reach of health facilities to access lifesaving treatments. It should be a national priority and an integral part of national health sector plans, a recent symposium in Ghana has concluded.

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