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pre-referral treatment

Adherence to the referral advice after introduction of rectal artesunate for pre-referral treatment of severe malaria at the community level: a noninferiority trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

December 30, 2019 - 14:37 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Patrick M. Mvumbi, Jeanine Musau, Ousmane Faye, Hyppolite Situakibanza and Emile Okitolonda
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:438, 21 December 2019

The Democratic Republic of the Congo adopted the strategy of using, at the community level, a dose of rectal artesunate as a pre-referral treatment for severe malaria amongst children under 5 years who could not quickly reach a health care facility and take oral medication. However, the adherence to referral advice after the integration of this strategy and the acceptability of the strategy were unknown.

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