Malaria is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Uganda. The National Malaria Control Programme reported confirmed malaria incidence rate of 191 cases/1,000 population and a mortality rate of 9 deaths/100,000 population in its Annual Report 2019. In WHO’s World Malaria Report 2018, Uganda was among the 17 countries that contributed to almost 80% of the global deaths due to malaria. In 2016, Ministry of Health (MoH) adopted clinical audit guidelines to improve quality of severe malaria management in health facilities aiming to achieve ‘near zero’ deaths by June 2020. Between 2017 and 2019, to help strengthen severe malaria management, the US President’s Malaria Initiative supported Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) to conduct a criteria-based review—based on MoH malaria guidelines in hospitals and health centres, seeking to identify factors associated with malaria deaths in health facilities.
Country: UgandaKeywords: Health system strengthening | Malaria | Treatment
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