Home treatment Practices of mothers of children with “Malaria” in an urban setting in south western Nigeria
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West African Journal of Pharmacy
Prompt and effective treatment of children with the malaria forms one of the cornerstones of the public health initiative to contain the scourge of malaria. A good knowledge of the correct therapeutic home management of children with the infection by mothers and caregivers is crucial for the realization of this objective and correct practices would also reduce the rising rate of multi-drugs resistance to malaria. There is limited data relating to home treatment of malaria among mothers with middle/high socioeconomic status. Therefore, an assessment of home treatment practices of malaria by mothers of children presenting at the health centre of a University community, was carried out. KEYWORDS: antimalarial, Plasmodium, therapy, caregivers
Antimalarial , Public health , Infection , Caregivers , Therapy , Research Subject Categories::PHARMACY::Pharmaceutical chemistry
Alabi OM, Omole MK, Ayoola OO and Adepoju-Bello AA (2006). Home treatment Practices of mothers of children with “Malaria” in an urban setting in south western Nigeria. West Afr. J. Pharm., 19 (1): 37-43.