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Table 4 SMS messages adopted following the focus group discussions

From: Development of a text-messaging intervention to improve treatment adherence and post-treatment review of children with uncomplicated malaria in western Kenya

Message category Message content
AL dose reminders Hello [name of care giver], have you remembered to give your child the [dose number] dose of malaria medicine? If not, please do so. Thank you, [Name of health facility]
Day 3 post-treatment review reminder
 Evening Hello [name of care giver], please remember to bring the child back to hospital tomorrow to confirm clearance of malaria parasites. Thank you, [Name of health facility]
 Morning Hello [name of care giver], please remember to bring the child back to hospital today to confirm clearance of malaria parasites. Thank you, [Name of health facility]
Unscheduled visit prompt Hello [name of care giver] I hope the child is doing well. If not, please bring them back to the hospital as soon as possible. Thank you, [Name of health facility].
Day 28 post-treatment review reminder Hello [name of care giver], please bring your child back to the hospital tomorrow for day 28 review as advised by the doctor. Thank you, [Name of health facility]
Hello [name of care giver], please bring your child back to the hospital today for day 28 review as advised by the doctor. Thank you, [Name of health facility]