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Recognition, Perceptions and Treatment Practices for Severe Malaria in Rural Tanzania: Implications for Accessing Rectal Artesunate as a Pre-Referral

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Objectives
Preparatory to a community trial investigating how best to deliver rectal artesunate as pre-referral treatment for severe malaria; local understanding, perceptions of signs/symptoms of severe malaria and treatment-seeking patterns for and barriers to seeking biomedical treatment were investigated.
Methodology/Principal Findings
19 key informant interviews, 12 in-depth interviews and 14 focus group discussions targeting care-givers, opinion leaders, and formal and in...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0000149

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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
e149
Publication date:
2007-01-17
Acceptance date:
2006-12-09
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
681934
Pubs id:
pubs:681934
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uuid:6e0b2e99-23ba-4a73-b85a-d080eb02c7f9
Local pid:
pubs:681934
Deposit date:
2017-02-27

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