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Diagnosis and treatment of malaria by health care providers: Findings from a post conflict district in Sri Lanka

Abstract:

This study determines whether 72 health care providers in a previously conflict-affected district in Sri Lanka adhere to the recommendations of the Anti Malaria Campaign with regard to diagnosis, prescribing antimalarials and reporting of a positive case. All patients suspected of clinically having malaria are being referred for laboratory confirmation, indicating that presumptive treatment is not practiced. The knowledge amongst health care providers regarding accurate management and reporti...

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10.1016/j.inhe.2012.03.008

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Abeyasinghe, RR More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Fernando, SD More by this author
Journal:
International Health
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
148-150
Publication date:
2012-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1876-3405
ISSN:
1876-3413
URN:
uuid:fe2409eb-b111-41cf-86a7-f1548b570f2c
Source identifiers:
335203
Local pid:
pubs:335203

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