Unequal treatment access and malaria risk in a community-based intervention program in the Philippines.

@article{Bell2005UnequalTA,
  title={Unequal treatment access and malaria risk in a community-based intervention program in the Philippines.},
  author={David Bell and Rory K. Go and Caroline San Miguel and Will Parks and Joan H Bryan},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={578-86}
}
This study assesses the influence of several malaria risk factors and volunteer health worker (VHW) accessibility on parasite prevalence and treatment-seeking in a remote area of Mindanao, the Philippines. An anti-malaria program in the area seeks to devolve malaria diagnosis and treatment to the VHWs. Firstly, the relationship between malaria and demographic factors, bednet use, and access to treatment was investigated. Secondly, adults from villages with and without resident VHWs were… CONTINUE READING