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Mobile Health (mHealth) Approaches and Lessons for Increased Performance and Retention of Community Health Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Review
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A thematic review of how mHealth projects have approached the intersection of cellular technology and public health in low- and middle-income countries and identify the promising practices and experiences learned, as well as novel and innovative approaches of howmHealth can support community health workers. Expand
Malaria Rapid Testing by Community Health Workers Is Effective and Safe for Targeting Malaria Treatment: Randomised Cross-Over Trial in Tanzania
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RDTs in the hands of CHWs may safely improve early and well-targeted ACT treatment in malaria patients at community level in Africa and support the safety of withholding ACT to RDT negative patients. Expand
Symptom overlap for malaria and pneumonia--policy implications for home management strategies.
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The Global Fund and Roll Back Malaria are now supporting home management of malaria strategies across SSA, supporting community strategies to address the malaria-pneumonia symptom overlap and manage both conditions. Expand
Supervising community health workers in low-income countries – a review of impact and implementation issues
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High-quality supervision that focuses on supportive approaches, community monitoring, and/or quality assurance/problem solving may be most effective in low- and middle-income countries. Expand
Integrated Community Case Management of Fever in Children under Five Using Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Respiratory Rate Counting: A Multi-Country Cluster Randomized Trial
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This effectiveness trial conducted in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Uganda, compared a diagnostic and treatment package for malaria and pneumonia with presumptive treatment with anti-malarial drugs; artemisinin combination therapy (ACT). Expand
Adherence to artesunate–amodiaquine combination therapy for uncomplicated malaria in children in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Objectives  To estimate caretaker adherence to co‐blistered, but not co‐formulated, artesunate‐amodiaquine (AsAq) for uncomplicated malaria and identify factors associated with caretaker adherence.
Interventions to Improve Motivation and Retention of Community Health Workers Delivering Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM): Stakeholder Perceptions and Priorities
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The results of semi-structured interviews with 15 international stakeholders, selected because of their experiences in CHW program implementation, to elicit their views on strategies that could increase CHW motivation and retention are reported. Expand
Home-based management of fever in rural Uganda: community perceptions and provider opinions
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This study highlights the potential of community based volunteers if well trained, facilitated and integrated into a functioning local health system as well as the need to improve uptake of the strategy through systematic community sensitization and community dialogue. Expand
Delayed care seeking for fatal pneumonia in children aged under five years in Uganda: a case-series study.
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There was mistreatment with antimalarials, delays in seeking care and likely low quality of care for children with fatal pneumonia in rural Uganda, and the feasibility and effect on mortality of training community health workers and drug vendors in pneumonia and malaria management with prepacked drugs should be tested. Expand
A qualitative study on caretakers' perceived need of bed-nets after reduced malaria transmission in Zanzibar, Tanzania
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The benefit of bed-nets as the most proficient protection against mosquito bites upholds their use, in combination with the perceived high self-efficacy of caretakers, supports bed-net usage, while seasonality interrupts consistent use. Expand
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