Establishing malaria diagnosis and treatment facilities

Reducing the likelihood of serious illness and death from a case of malaria depends on:
  • High quality and appropriate diagnostic services being available
  • People with suspected malaria accessing these services
  • Case management guidelines being followed by clinical staff
  • Treatment being adhered to by patients if not directly administered or observed.

Establishing sound guidelines and high quality facilities are one step in this process, but maintaining quality of services and ensuring communities access facilities are also critical and should also be addressed. Click to access more information on quality control for malaria case management services and on health promotion and communication strategies.