The World Health Organization recommends prompt malaria diagnosis through microscopy or malaria rapid diagnostic tests, and treatment with an effective antimalarial as key interventions to control malaria. Unfortunately, in sub-Saharan Africa, patients and care providers often do not test fever cases before treating them for malaria. To mitigate this risk in Uganda, the National Malaria Reduction Strategic Plan aims to test at least 75 percent of malaria suspects. We sought to assess health facilities’ capacity to provide quality malaria diagnosis and treatment in 43 districts.
This poster was presented at the 68th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
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