Rectal Artesunate Tools & Training
WHO Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria include the use of artesunate rectal capsules (ARC) for pre-referral intervention for severe malaria. As National Malaria Programmes across Africa begin to introduce (ARC) in their malaria management strategy, it is important that healthcare providers (mainly community health workers) posted in remote rural community settings, understand how to administer the product. These training materials were developed to illustrate, step-by-step, the correct use of ARC.
Health workers in Malawi and Senegal were interviewed to evaluate the ease of user understanding of these materials. Revised versions that incorporated lessons learned were tested daily in-situ over two weeks, to ensure that the final training materials meet the needs of health personnel who are often the first point of contact in the healthcare system for patients with severe malaria. This project was carried out with collaboration from MMV, WHO Global Malaria Programme, Save the Children, IFRC, MSF and Malaria Consortium.
Read the full field testing reports for Senegal and Malawi.
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Artesunate Rectal Capsules user guide and job aid - English
Artesunate Rectal Capsules user guide and job aid - French
Artesunate Rectal Capsules user guide and job aid - Portuguese
Norma de utilização (cartaz/póster)
WHO Information note
Rectal artesunate for pre-referral treatment for severe malaria
Traitement de pré transfert du paludisme grave avec de l’artésunate par voie rectale
WHO training manual
Integrated Management of Childhood Illness: distance learning course
Traitement pré-transfert par l’artésunate rectal dans le paludisme infantile : manuel de formation pour les agents de santé communautaire
Manual for the community health worker
Chart booklet for the community health worker