Feasibility, acceptability and impact of integrating malaria rapid diagnostic tests and pre-referral rectal artesunate into the integrated community case management programme. A pilot study in Mchinji district, Malawi

@inproceedings{Phiri2016FeasibilityAA,
  title={Feasibility, acceptability and impact of integrating malaria rapid diagnostic tests and pre-referral rectal artesunate into the integrated community case management programme. A pilot study in Mchinji district, Malawi},
  author={Themba B. Phiri and Blessings N. Kaunda-Khangamwa and Andrew Bauleni and Tiyese Chimuna and David Melody and Humphreys Kalengamaliro and John H. Sande and Humphreys Kampira Nsona and Don P. Mathanga},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2016}
}
The World Health Organization recommends that persons of all ages suspected of malaria should receive a parasitological confirmation of malaria by use of malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) at community level, and that rectal artesunate should be used as a pre-referral treatment for severe malaria to rapidly reduce parasitaemia. This paper reports on findings from a pilot study that assessed the feasibility, acceptability and effects of integrating RDTs and pre-referral rectal artesunate into… CONTINUE READING