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Diagnosis and management of malaria by rural community health providers in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos).

Abstract:

We assessed the knowledge of malaria diagnosis and management by community health providers in rural Vientiane and Savannakhet Provinces, Lao PDR. Sixty health providers (17 pharmacy owners/drug sellers and 43 village health volunteers) were interviewed. All diagnosed malaria using symptoms and signs only; 14% were aware of >2 criteria for the diagnosis of severe malaria. Although chloroquine and quinine, the then recommended Lao national policy for uncomplicated malaria treatment, were th...

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Pongvongsa, T More by this author
Phompida, S More by this author
Phetsouvanh, R More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
12
Issue:
4
Pages:
540-546
Publication date:
2007-04-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:f59c6c8a-5123-4604-8731-d0ca3d936daf
Source identifiers:
24870
Local pid:
pubs:24870

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