A community response to severe malaria in children.
Malaria Consortium's Pioneer project is training village health teams (VHTs) in Uganda, to use anti-malarials for treating patients with severe malaria. With mortality at its highest in the first 48 hours, an anti-malarial called rectal artesunate is used to treat severely ill patients, who are unable to take oral medicine before being referred to a health centre.
Funded by the UK charity Comic Relief, the project works to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality, as well as increase the referral of severely ill children, by training VHTs to treat and refer severe cases.
Country: UgandaKeywords: Community delivery | Childhood illnesses | Malaria | Africa |
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