Dr. Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Assistant Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health, presented the Zambia Integrated Management of Malaria and Pneumonia Study (ZIMMAPS) Dec. 15, 2009. The study was a cluster randomized controlled trial that aimed at demonstrating the effectiveness and feasibility of community-based management of pneumonia and malaria by community health workers (CHWs) in a rural district of Zambia. The CHWs, aided by the use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), managed malaria with ACTs and non-severe pneumonia with amoxicillin. The results were overwhelmingly positive and showed the capacity of CHWs to provide early and appropriate treatment to children under five years of age with fever and the reduction of ACT overuse.
Presentation: December 15, 2009
Algorithm: Fever Management Intervention