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Evaluation of a capacity building intervention on malaria treatment for under-fives in rural health facilities in Niger State, Nigeria

March 2, 2020 - 14:52 -- Open Access
Ayodele Jegede, Barbara Willey, Prudence Hamade, Fredrick Oshiname, Daniel Chandramohan, IkeOluwa Ajayi, Catherine Falade, Ebenezer Baba and Jayne Webster
Malaria Journal 2020 19:90, 24 February 2020

Despite the uptake of parasitological testing into policy and practice, appropriate prescription of anti-malarials and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in accordance with test results is variable. This study describes a National Malaria Control Programme-led capacity building intervention which was implemented in 10 States of Nigeria. Using the experience of Niger State, this study assessed the effect on malaria diagnosis and prescription practices among febrile under-fives in rural health facilities.

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