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Table 6 Evaluation of malaria patients treated by VHV in Laos (register book June - November 2006)

From: An assessment of early diagnosis and treatment of malaria by village health volunteers in the Lao PDR

  Non Pilot Provinces (NPS)   Pilot Provinces (PS) Total
  LNT n(%) SVK n(%) CPS n(%) Total n(%) SK n(%) SRV n(%) ATP n(%) Total n(%) n(%)
Patients tested 6 401 98 505 302 510 871 1683 2188
RDT positive (%)* 6 (100) 50 (12) 8 (8) 64 (12) 134 (44) 201 (39) 371 (43) 706 (42) 770 (35)
- < 5 years positive (%)** 0 12 (24) 0 12 (18) 29 (21.6) 7 (3.5) 304 (81.9) 340 (48) 352 (45.9)
ACT treatment (%)*** 6 (100) 16 (33) 5 (62) 27 (42) 87 (65) 195 (97) 371 (100) 653 (92) 680 (88)
  1. LNT: Luang Namtha, SVK: Savannakhet, CPS: Champasak, SK: Sekong, SRV: Saravan, ATP: Attapeu
  2. RDT: rapid diagnostic test, ACT: arteminsin based combination treatment
  3. * More patients tested positive in pilot provinces (p < 0.000)
  4. ** % of positive children under 5 years
  5. *** Correct: Artesunate suppository for children and ACT for adult. More ACT treatment were given in pilot provinces (p < 0.000)