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Table 3 Solutions to improve adherence to PQ

From: Quantifying primaquine effectiveness and improving adherence: a round table discussion of the APMEN Vivax Working Group

Main problem Suitable interventions
Low patients adherence to PQ Increase awareness among the general patient population about the benefits or radical cure through education and health promotion programs (health talks) and individual patients counseling
Increased patient monitoring integrated into other disease programs, through home visits, incentives, pill boxes or automated reminders via text messages
Packaging aids including pictorial inserts
Better PQ formulations for children
Low provider adherence to PQ Better staff training to increase awareness among staff about the benefits or radical cure and how to discuss these with patients
Involvement of private sector in adherence monitoring. Improved access to quality drugs