Changing home treatment of childhood fevers by training shop keepers in rural Kenya

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Publication Date 
May 1999
p 383-389

Malaria control in Africa relies primarily on early effective treatment for clinical disease, but most early treatments for fever occur through self-medication with shop-bought drugs. Lack of information to community members on over-the-counter drug use has led to widespread ineffective treatment of fevers, increased risks of drug toxicity and accelerating drug resistance. This study examined the feasibility and measured the likely impact of training shop keepers in rural Africa on community drug use. It concludes that this approach is both feasible and likely to have a significant impact

Serial Title:Tropical Medicine and International Health Serial Part:Vol 4 No 5 

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