Utilization of community health workers for malaria treatment : results from a three-year panel study in the districts of Kaya and Zorgho, Burkina Faso
An article of Thomas Druetz, Valéry Ridde, Seni Kouanda, Antarou Ly, Souleymane Diabaté and Slim Haddad published in Malaria Journal on february 13, 2015.
Background: Malaria is holo-endemic in Burkina Faso and causes approximately 40,000 deaths every year. In 2010, health authorities scaled up community case management of malaria with artemisinin-based combination therapy. Previous trials and pilot project evaluations have shown that this strategy may be feasible, acceptable, and effective under controlled implementation conditions. However, little is known about its effectiveness or feasibility/acceptability under real-world conditions of implementation at national scale. (more…)