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Children’s Questionnaire MALARIA MODULE. Children’s Questionnaire MALARIA MODULE. 90% of Malaria Deaths Occur Among Children Under Five Years of Age. Red indicates areas where malaria transmission is thought to occur; lighter color indicates areas of limited risk. Source: WHO, 2003.

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Children’s QuestionnaireMALARIA MODULE

90% of Malaria Deaths Occur Among Children Under Five Years of Age

Red indicates areas where malaria transmission is thought to occur; lighter color indicates areas of limited risk. Source: WHO, 2003

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Children’s QuestionnaireMALARIA MODULE

Background

  • Most children in malaria endemic areas have first malaria infection during first two years of life before they acquire clinical immunity
  • In young children malaria can progress rapidly to severe malaria and death; 90% of malaria deaths occur in children under five
  • WHO recommends that all under fives be presumptively treated with anti-malarial medication within 24 hrs of onset of fever to prevent severe malaria and death
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Children’s QuestionnaireMALARIA MODULE

Purpose

  • To provide basic data to calculate indicators on
    • Malaria treatment in children under five
    • Children under five sleeping under ITNs
    • Cases of fever in two weeks preceding survey
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Children’s QuestionnaireMALARIA MODULE

Indicators

  • % under fives sleeping under ITNs
  • % under fives with fever receiving prompt and effective anti-malarial treatment
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Children’s QuestionnaireMALARIA MODULE

Content

  • Malaria Treatment
    • Caretakers are asked if any medicines were given to child for fever or malaria - if so, which ones were taken
    • Question on promptness of treatment added (same day or next day)
    • Additional questions on place of treatment (health facility or home)
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Children’s QuestionnaireMALARIA MODULE

Content

Children sleeping under nets

  • Caretakers are asked if the child slept under a mosquito net the night before
  • Additional questions are asked about the net to determine whether it was an insecticide treated net
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Children’s QuestionnaireMALARIA MODULE

Preparation

  • Contact National Malaria Control Programme
    • Prepare list of anti-malarial drugs available at country level
    • To facilitate identification, print photographs of commonly used anti-malarial medications
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Add the following module to the under-five questionnaire, before the immunization module.

Develop categories to include locally-used medicines, then pre-test

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Adapt codes for this question to country-specific brands available. Use the same brands as in TN3