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Table 6 Indicators of treatment coverage with ACTs obtained from CMDs and of adherence of caregivers to treatment schedule (source: household survey)

From: Feasibility and acceptability of ACT for the community case management of malaria in urban settings in five African sites

  Kumasi Bolgatanga Jimma Lilongwe Ouagadougou Total
Total number of children with a fever episode in the previous 2 weeks identified at survey 433 542 689 1238 798 3700
• Number (%) of caregivers who consulted the CMD 179 (41.1) 168 (31) 50 (7.3) 801 (64.7) 282 (35.3) 1480 (40)
• Number (%) of children treated with ACTs from a CMD 179 (100)** 106 (63.) * 32 (64)* 801 (100)** 95 (34) ** 1213 (82)
• Number (%) of children correctly treated (dose and duration) 167 (93.1) 53 (50) 32 (100) 798 (99, 6) 73 (76) 1123 (92.6)
• Number (%) of children treated promptly (receiving first dose within24 hrs) 123 (68, 7) 37 (34.9) 23 (71.9) 590 (73, 7) 55 (57.9) 828 (68.3)
• Number (%) of children treated correctly AND promptly 123 (68, 7) 37 (34.9) 18 (56.3)/32 590 (73, 7) 52 (54.7) 820 (67.6)
• Number (%) of mothers who did not find the CMD at the first attempt 4 (2.2) Not available 7 (14) Not available 36 (12.7)  
  1. * Treatment based on RDT result
  2. ** Treatment based on presumptive diagnosis.