Home-based management of fever and malaria treatment practices in Uganda.

@article{NsungwaSabiiti2007HomebasedMO,
  title={Home-based management of fever and malaria treatment practices in Uganda.},
  author={Jesca Nsungwa-Sabiiti and Stefan S Peterson and George William Pariyo and Jasper Ogwal-okeng and Max Gustav Petzold and G{\"o}ran Tomson},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 12},
  pages={1199-207}
}
The Home-Based Management of Fever/Malaria (HBMF) strategy in rural Uganda was evaluated in a quasi-experimental study. The intervention consisted of volunteers educating mothers and providing a 3-day course of pre-packaged chloroquine plus sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine tablets (HOMAPAK), free of charge, for the treatment of under-five fevers. Using a structured questionnaire, information was obtained on care-seeking and treatment practices before (n=498) and 18 months after the introduction of… CONTINUE READING
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