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Impact of home-based management on malaria outcome in under-fives presenting in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria

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Impact of home-based management on malaria outcome in under-fives presenting in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria Damian U. NwaneriEmail, Ayebo E. Sadoh and Michael O. Ibadin Malaria Journal 2017 16:187 DOI: 10.1186/s12936-017-1836-6
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Home-based management of malaria involves prompt delivery of effective malaria treatment at the community by untrained caregiver. The aim of this study was to document home-based treatment of suspected malaria by non-medical caregivers and to identify its health impact on malaria outcome (severe malaria prevalence, parasite load and mortality) in children (6–59 months). 

Conclusions: The expected benefits of home-based management of malaria in under-fives were undermined by inappropriate treatment practices by the caregivers leading to high incidence of severe malaria and mortality.

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Damian U. Nwaneri, Ayebo E. Sadoh and Michael O. Ibadin

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2017
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May