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CHWs’ perceptions and motivation for post-discharge malaria chemoprevention

Dear everyone,

There is now such a long list of interventions which can be entrusted to CHWs! I was not aware of this one : post-discharge malaria chemoprevention for management of severe anemia.

I recommend you to have a look at this new implementation research study in Malawi. 

Excerpt: Although intrinsic motivation was reportedly high, adherence to the required number of home visits was very poor with only 10 CHWs reporting full adherence. Positive factors for adherence were the knowledge and perception of the effectiveness of PMC and the recognition from the community as well as health system. Poor training, lack of supervision, high workload, as well as technical and structural difficulties were reported barriers to adherence by the CHWs.

Enjoy the reading!