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.

Author: , , , , , , ,
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/

Comparison of Routine Health Management Information System Versus Enhanced Inpatient Malaria Surveillance for Estimating the Burden of Malaria Among Children Admitted to Four Hospitals in Uganda

The primary source of malaria surveillance data in Uganda is the Health Management Information System (HMIS), which does not require laboratory confirmation of reported malaria cases. To improve the quality of the HMIS data for malaria surveillance, the National Malaria Control Program should, in addition to increasing malaria testing rates, focus on linking laboratory test results to reported malaria cases.

Author: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Publication date: January 2015
Source: AJTMH
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/comparison-of-routine-health-management-information-system-versus-enhanced-inpatient-malaria-surveillance-for-estimating-the-burden-of-malaria-among-children-admitted-to-four-hospitals-in-uganda/

Integrating mRDTs into thehealth system in Uganda: Preparing health workers for routine use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests

A learning paper presenting the lessons and challenges in preparing health workers for routine use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests.

 

Author:
Publication date: April 2014
Source: Malaria Consortium
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/integrating-mrdts-into-thehealth-system-in-uganda-preparing-health-workers-for-routine-use-of-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-tests/

Impact of Intermittent Preventive Treatment With Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine on Malaria in Ugandan Schoolchildren: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

A study on the impact of intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP), find that monthly IPT with DP offered remarkable protection against clinical malaria, parasitemia, and anemia in schoolchildren living in a high-malaria-transmission setting.

Author: , ,
Publication date: March 2014
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/impact-of-intermittent-preventive-treatment-with-dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine-on-malaria-in-ugandan-schoolchildren-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial/

Implementing integrated community case management: Stakeholder experiences and lessons learned in three African countries

A learning paper discussing a participatory evaluation on integrated community case management implementation in South Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.

Author: , ,
Publication date: March 2014
Source: Malaria Consortium
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/implementing-integrated-community-case-management-stakeholder-experiences-and-lessons-learned-in-three-african-countries/

inSCALE Mobile Technology – enhancing community health worker performance and motivation

A video highlighting mobile phone use with the inSCALE project, showing how mobile phones are greatly enhancing work for Community Health Workers in Uganda.

Author:
Publication date: January 2014
Source: YouTube
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/inscale-mobile-technology-enhancing-community-health-worker-performance-and-motivation/

inSCALE Village Health Clubs- local solutions for improved child health

A video highlighting the how volunteer community health workers, known locally as village health team members (VHTs), are changing community behavior to reduce child mortality in Uganda.

Author:
Publication date: January 2014
Source: YouTube
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/inscale-village-health-clubs-local-solutions-for-improved-child-health/

Insecticide treated nets: the role of the commercial sector

A learning paper examining the approaches of direct support to the commercial insecticide treated net market that were implemented by Malaria Consortium and its partners as part of mixed models of malaria prevention in Uganda, Mozambique, and Nigeria.

Author:
Publication date: October 2013
Source: Malaria Consortium
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/insecticide-treated-nets-the-role-of-the-commercial-sector/

Review of National-Level Malaria in Pregnancy Documents in Five PMI Focus Countries [PDF]

A review of malaria in pregnancy related policies, guidelines, training and supervision materials in five PMI focus countries (Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda), offering country-specific findings and recommendations as well as overall recommendations that can be applied to other malaria endemic countries.

Author: , ,
Publication date: April 2013
Source: Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/4034/

Cost-effectiveness of malaria microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests versus presumptive diagnosis: implications for malaria control in Uganda

A study assessing the cost-effectiveness of parasitological confirmation before treatment with artemether-lumefantrine at rural operational primary care centres in Uganda.

Author: , , ,
Publication date: December 2011
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/cost-effectiveness-of-malaria-microscopy-and-rapid-diagnostic-tests-versus-presumptive-diagnosis-implications-for-malaria-control-in-uganda/