Can lay community health workers be trained to use diagnostics to distinguish and treat malaria and pneumonia in children? Lessons from rural Uganda.

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OBJECTIVE To determine the competence of community health workers (CHWs) to correctly assess, classify and treat malaria and pneumonia among under-five children after training. METHODS Consultations of 182 under-fives by 14 CHWs in Iganga district, Uganda, were observed using standardised checklists. Each CHW saw 13 febrile children. Two paediatricians… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2011.02831.x

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@article{Mukanga2011CanLC, title={Can lay community health workers be trained to use diagnostics to distinguish and treat malaria and pneumonia in children? Lessons from rural Uganda.}, author={David Mukanga and Rebecca Babirye and S Peterson and George William Pariyo and Godfrey Ojiambo and James K. Tibenderana and Peter Nsubuga and Karin Kallander}, journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH}, year={2011}, volume={16 10}, pages={1234-42} }