Beyond Prevention: Home Management of Malaria in Kenya




International Foundation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies




Home Management of Malaria (HMM) is a strategy to improve acces to appropriate and effective malaria treatment in the community or home through early recognition of malaria symptoms and prompt treatment. To do this, volunteer members of the communities are trained to recognize fever, to administer treatment to children under five years of age when they find it, and to advise on follow-up treatment and prevention. They are monitored by a trained member of staff, such as a public health officer. They carry out a vital role in educating the community on prevention methods and on what options there are for treatment when malaria does strike. They may also be empowered to offer other medications and first aid. [from author]


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