Madagascar Diagonal Funding Study

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Year: 2010

Madagascar Diagonal Funding Study Abstract:

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative  commissioned the Madagascar Diagonal Funding Study with two objectives: (1) to assess whether malaria control activities reduced demand for therapeutic malaria services, and (2) to determine whether this reduction allowed a refocusing of clinical efforts, as has been anecdotally reported. This was accomplished by gathering key information from patient registers on malaria, pneumonia/acute respiratory infection (ARI), and diarrhea in children less than 5 years of age (children < 5) from 2003 to 2007. This report presents an analysis of register data from three districts in Madagascar to determine whether malaria activity scale-up reduced malaria burden, and whether this reduction corresponded with a change in the relative demand for services at facilities due to other common childhood illnesses such as pneumonia/ARI and diarrhea.

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