Local fever illness classifications: implications for home management of malaria strategies.

@article{NsungwaSabiiti2004LocalFI,
  title={Local fever illness classifications: implications for home management of malaria strategies.},
  author={Jesca Nsungwa-Sabiiti and Karin K{\"a}llander and Xavier Nsabagasani and Kellen Namusisi and George William Pariyo and Annika Johansson and G{\"o}ran Tomson and Stefan S Peterson},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 11},
  pages={1191-9}
}
BACKGROUND The Ugandan Ministry of Health has adopted the WHO Home Based Fever Management strategy (HBM) to improve access to antimalarial drugs for prompt (<24 h) presumptive treatment of all fevers in children under 5 years. Village volunteers will distribute pre-packed antimalarials free of charge to caretakers of febrile children 2 months to 5 years ('Homapaks'). OBJECTIVE To explore the local understanding and treatment practices for childhood fever illnesses and discuss implications for… CONTINUE READING

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