School-based Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria by Teachers Using Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy: Experiences and perceptions of users and implementers of the Learner Treatment Kit, southern Malawi

Training teachers to diagnose uncomplicated malaria using malaria rapid diagnostic tests and treat with artemisinin-based combination therapy has the potential to improve the access of primary school children (6–14 years) to prompt and effective treatment for malaria, but little is known about the acceptability of such an intervention. This qualitative study explored experiences and perceptions of users and implementers of a programme of school-based malaria case management via a frst-aid kit—the Learner Treatment Kit (LTK)—implemented as part of a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Zomba district, Malawi.

 

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Published 2018-02-23