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Open Access | Programme level implementation of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) use: outcomes and cost of training health workers at lower level health care facilities in Uganda

April 23, 2012 - 14:00 -- Patrick Sampao
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Daniel J Kyabayinze, Carol Asiimwe, Damalie Nakanjako, Jane Nabakooza, Moses Bajabayite, Clare Strachan, James K Tibenderana and Jean-Pierre Van Geetruydan
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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:291

MalariaWorldA cross-sectional evaluation of the health workers' competence in performing RDTs was conducted six weeks following the training, incorporating observation, in-depth interviews with health workers and the review of health facility records relating to tests offered and antimalarial drug (AMD) prescriptions pre and post training.

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Comment: Text messaging to improve adherence to malaria guidelines

September 1, 2011 - 12:15 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Bruno Moonen, Justin M Cohen
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The Lancet, Volume 378, 27 August 2011-2 September 2011, Pages 750-752

In The Lancet, Dejan Zurovac and colleagues4 present encouraging results from a randomised controlled trial in Kenya that used mobile-phone text messaging to remind health workers to adhere to national treatment guidelines.

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The effect of mobile phone text-message reminders on Kenyan health workers' adherence to malaria treatment guidelines: a cluster randomised trial

August 30, 2011 - 12:16 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Dejan Zurovac, Raymond K Sudoi, Willis S Akhwale, Moses Ndiritu, Davidson H Hamer, Alexander K Rowe, Robert W Snow
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The Lancet, Volume 378, Issue 9793, 27 August 2011-2 September 2011, Pages 795-803

We assessed whether text-message reminders sent to health workers' mobile phones could improve and maintain their adherence to treatment guidelines for outpatient paediatric malaria in Kenya.

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