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Parasite-based malaria diagnosis: Are Health Systems in Uganda equipped enough to implement the policy?

Daniel J Kyabayinze12*, Jane Achan3, Damalie Nakanjako3, Betty Mpeka1, Henry Mawejje1, Rukaaka Mugizi1, Joan N Kalyango3, Umberto D’Alessandro45, Ambrose Talisuna67 and Van geertruyden Jean-Pierre8

Author Affiliations

1 Malaria Consortium, Upper Naguru East Road, P.O. Box 8045, Kampala, Uganda

2 Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Akii Bua Road Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda

3 Makerere University College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda

4 Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

5 The Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia

6 Makerere University School of Public Health, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda

7 Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Cluster, University of Oxford-KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

8 Unit International Health, ESOC Department, Faculty of Medicine, Antwerp University, Universiteiplein 1, BE-2610, Antwerpen, Belgium

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:695  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-695

Published: 24 August 2012

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Survey tools used to collect data for malaria baseline survey and capacity building needs. These four tools were used to collect data in the following categories (but not limited):1) Geographic, Historical and Demographic information, 2) Knowledge on severe malaria and its management, 3)Diagnosis and Treatment, 4) Stocks, 5) Patient triage 6) Referral system, 7) Supervision on Malaria Case Management, 8) Roles and Responsibilities 9) Aides Memoir, 10) Death due to severe Malaria 11)Quality of care, 12) Human resources, 13) Records 14) Supplies and Equipment, 15) Communication, 16) Laboratory diagnosis, 17) Supervision on Malaria laboratory.

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Staffing Norms for Primary Health Care Workers 578 at District, City, Municipality and Town Councils. The table is an 579 extract from page 4-5 of original document by Ministry of Health 580 Uganda- 2006 showing the staffing levels for lower level health facilities 581 Kyabayinze et al. BMC Public Health 2012, 12:695 Page 7 of 9 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/695 582 webcite (Health centre II and III). The national target is to have 80% of the 583 positions filled. Comprehensive nurses are a those that have both general 584 nursing and midwifery skills.

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