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Table 2 Summary of activities of a CMD in a typical day in community case management of malaria

From: The amount and value of work time of community medicine distributors in community case management of malaria among children under five years in the Ejisu-Juaben District of Ghana

Time of the Day Activity Remarks
Early Morning · Check records: · Balance off previous activities
  · Number of health education sessions to organize · Outstanding activities in the previous day are attended to
  · Attend to caregivers who present children · Identify caregivers who need
  · Attend to personal activities (farm, trade, other work) · home visit
  · May be recalled from work · Whether to organize health educations and for whom?
  · Visit by research team · Opening balance for the day
   · Records audited, educated and commended for good work, replenish stock
Evening · Attend to caregivers who present their children · Outstanding activities in the morning are continued
  · Home visits · Records audited, educated and commended for good work, replenish stock
  · Organise health education  
  · Visit by research team  
Night · Respond to emergencies · Assist caregivers to nearest facility
  · Visit by research team · Administer drugs
   · Offer counselling
   · Records audited, educated and commended for good work, replenish stock