Authors: Thomas Druetz, Valéry Ridde, Seni Kouanda, Antarou Ly, Souleymane Diabaté and Slim Haddad
Community case management of malaria (CCMm, formerly designated as home management of malaria) consists in treating febrile individuals with pre-packaged anti-malarial drugs distributed by members of the community, often designated as community health workers (CHWs).
Malaria is holo-endemic in Burkina Faso and causes the deaths of ~40,000 individuals every year. In 2010, health authorities scaled up CCMm to the national level without waiting for complete evaluations from three pilot projects. The intention is to examine health-seeking behaviour in the context of CCMm and to advise health authorities, in light of these findings, on its effectiveness in the Burkinabé context. The objectives of this panel study are to (1) assess the extent to which CHWs are used by caregivers of sick children over a three-year period after the introduction of CCMm, and (2) determine what influences their health-seeking practices.
Resource Type: Research
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Country: Burkina Faso