Advances in Pediatric Research

Advances in Pediatric Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2385-4529

Joseph Rujumba

Child Health and Development Center, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Makerere, Kampala, Uganda

  • Research Article   
    Malaria Case Management in Children at a Lower-Level Health Facility in Uganda: A Mixed-Methods Study
    Author(s): Harriet Ajilong*, Jolly Nankunda, Joseph Rujumba, Felix Bongomin and Grace Ndeezi

    Background: Malaria is often diagnosed and treated clinically despite negative test results in low-resource settings. This has resulted in substantial overuse of antimalarial drugs and delays in the diagnosis of other febrile illnesses thereby increasing mortality and morbidity. This study aimed to describe the malaria diagnosis and treatment practices for uncomplicated malaria among children aged 2-59 months with fever at a health center in Kampala district. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The study was carried out at Kisenyi health center IV between January and February 2014. A total of 420 children aged 2-59 months with fever were consecutively enrolled. Information regarding malaria diagnosis and treatment practices were extracted from medical records as caretakers exited .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2385- 4529.22.9.048

    Abstract HTML PDF


agar io cappadocia tours cappadocia hotels cappadocia hotel cappadocia balloon cappadocia balloon flights

wormax io