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

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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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Author
Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
4
Pages:
540-546
Publication date:
2007-04-01
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276

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