Severe malaria is a life-threatening medical emergency and requires prompt and effective treatment to prevent death. However, effective management of severe malaria is relatively expensive and relies heavily on well equipped hospitals, with adequately trained health workers, both often lacking in sub-Saharan Africa. In Uganda, in spite of efforts to improve the management of severe malaria, starting in 1998, there remain major challenges. There is limited information on management practices for severe malaria in resource constrained settings in Africa, with few studies reporting on this as part of integrated pediatric care evaluations. This study evaluates these practices at different levels of health care in Uganda.
Citation: Achan J, Tibenderana J, Kyabayinze D, Mawejje H, Mugizi R, et al. (2011) Case Management of Severe Malaria - A Forgotten Practice: Experiences from Health Facilities in Uganda. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17053. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017053
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