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Table 1 The diseases included in the integrated community malaria volunteer (ICMV) model and interventions ICMVs provide [65]

From: Optimizing Myanmar’s community-delivered malaria volunteer model: a qualitative study of stakeholders’ perspectives

  Disease Interventions
1 Malaria Prevention and health education, community mobilization for malaria activities
Helping in distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets and dipping existing bed nets
Early diagnosis, treatment and referral of malaria cases according to the National Malaria Treatment Guidelines
Early warning and reporting of possible malaria outbreaks in the community to the health department
Data entry, compilation and reporting of rapid diagnostic test-tested malaria cases using the prescribed formats
Helping in entomological, malaria elimination and community-based research activities
2 Dengue Assisting Vector Borne Disease Control Programme staff and basic health staff (BHS) in vector control activities
Helping in referral of dengue suspected patients to the nearest health centre
3 Lymphatic filariasis Helping BHS in mass drug administration activity for lymphatic filariasis elimination
Reporting of lymphatic filariasis cases to the health department and assisting in the home-based care of lymphatic filariasis cases
4 Tuberculosis (TB) Checking for TB signs and symptoms, and referral of suspected TB patients
Contact tracing of TB patients in their communities
Serving as directly observed treatment providers
Following up the lost-to-follow-up TB patients (defaulter tracing)
Helping TB patients in follow-up sputum examinations
Assisting BHS in TB health education talks and active case detection activities
5 human immunodeficiency virus / acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/ AIDS) Providing health education on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
Assisting in the mitigation of discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients
Informing villagers of locations of clinics where they can get free services for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
Helping in referral of clients who need sexually transmitted disease treatment and HIV testing
(Note: ICMVs must keep HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases information confidential.)
6 Leprosy Providing health education in the community – communicating key leprosy messages to villagers
Referral of suspected leprosy cases to health departments
Referral of disabled, old and new leprosy patients who are suffering from reaction and complications of leprosy
Assisting BHS and leprosy programme staff to detect new leprosy cases
Assisting the leprosy programme in its public health projects