Improving uptake and use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the context of artemisinin drug resistance containment in eastern Myanmar: an evaluation of incentive schemes among informal private healthcare providers

As efforts to contain artemisinin resistance and eliminate Plasmodium falciparum intensify, the accurate diagnosis and prompt effective treatment of malaria are increasingly needed in Myanmar and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). This study tested different incentives to increase RDT use and improve the quality of care among informal private healthcare providers in Myanmar.

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Publication date: March 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
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Introducing rapid diagnostic tests for malaria to drug shops in Uganda: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

A study to evaluate the impact – on diagnosis and treatment of malaria – of introducing rapid diagnostic tests to drug shops in eastern Uganda, which found that testing for malaria was increased by training drug shop vendors in the use of rapid tests and providing them access to such tests at a subsidized price.

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Publication date: March 2015
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/introducing-rapid-diagnostic-tests-for-malaria-to-drug-shops-in-uganda-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial/

Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Using rich experimental data on household treatment- seeking behavior in Kenya, this study explores the implications of the over-treatment vs. under-treatment trade-off for subsidizing life-saving antimalarials sold over-the-counter at retail drug outlets. The results of this study show that a very high subsidy (such as the one under consideration by the international community) dramatically increases access, but nearly one-half of subsidized pills go to patients without malaria.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: American Economic Review
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Household Out-of-Pocket Expenses on Health: Does Disease Type Matter?

This study uses new household data from Burkina Faso and regression analysis to further our understanding of household behaviour in relation to health care systems. The study then explains the choice of a treatment regime—home treatment or treatment at a public health facility—conditional upon the individual contracting a particular disease and estimate a health expenditure function conditional upon an individual contracting a particular disease and on the choice of treatment.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: Journal of African Economies
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INNOVATION FOR GREATER IMPACT: Exploring Resources for Domestic Health Funding in Africa

In this report, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria highlights ways in which Global Fund implementing countries are increasing domestic investments in health. The report, titled Innovation for Greater Impact: Exploring Resources for Domestic Health Funding in Africa, illustrates how, through a variety of approaches, African governments are mobilizing additional resources to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/innovation-for-greater-impact-exploring-resources-for-domestic-health-funding-in-africa/

Costing the supply chain for delivery of ACT and RDTs in the public sector in Benin and Kenya

Studies have shown that supply chain costs are a significant proportion of total programme costs. The purpose of this research was to estimate the country level costs of the public sector supply chain for artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) from the central to the peripheral levels in Benin and Kenya.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/costing-the-supply-chain-for-delivery-of-act-and-rdts-in-the-public-sector-in-benin-and-kenya/

Disparities of Plasmodium falciparum infection, malaria-related morbidity and access to malaria prevention and treatment among school-aged children: a national cross-sectional survey in Côte d’Ivoire

There is limited knowledge on the malaria burden of school-aged children in Côte d’Ivoire. The aim of this study was to assess Plasmodium falciparum infection, malaria-related morbidity, use of preventive measures and treatment against malaria, and physical access to health structures among school-aged children across Côte d’Ivoire.

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Publication date: January 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
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Costs of Eliminating Malaria and the Impact of the Global Fund in 34 Countries

This study aims to 1) assess past total and Global Fund funding to the 34 current malaria-eliminating countries, and 2) estimate their future funding needs to achieve malaria elimination and prevent reintroduction through 2030.

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: PLOS ONE
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/costs-of-eliminating-malaria-and-the-impact-of-the-global-fund-in-34-countries/

Rwanda’s evolving community health worker system: a qualitative assessment of client and provider perspectives

In Rwanda, which faces a significant gap in human resources for health, the Ministry of Health expanded its community health programme beginning in 2007, eventually placing 4 trained CHWs in every village in the country by 2009. The aim of this study was to assess the capacity of CHWs and the factors affecting the efficiency and effectiveness of the CHW programme, as perceived by the CHWs and their beneficiaries.

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: Human Resources for Health
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/rwandas-evolving-community-health-worker-system-a-qualitative-assessment-of-client-and-provider-perspectives/

How Effective is Integrated Vector Management Against Malaria and Lymphatic Filariasis Where the Diseases Are Transmitted by the Same Vector?

The opportunity to integrate vector management across multiple vector-borne diseases is particularly plausible for malaria and lymphatic filariasis (LF) control where both diseases are transmitted by the same vector. Integrated management should take into account not only how malaria control can facilitate filariasis elimination, but strike a balance between the high levels of coverage of (multiple) interventions required for malaria with the long duration predicted to be required for filariasis elimination.

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Publication date: December 2014
Source: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/how-effective-is-integrated-vector-management-against-malaria-and-lymphatic-filariasis-where-the-diseases-are-transmitted-by-the-same-vector/