The Impact of an Intervention to Improve Malaria Care in Public Health Centers on Health Indicators of Children in Tororo, Uganda (PRIME): A Cluster-Randomized Trial

In this study, researchers sought to determine if a malaria care improvement intervention had an impact on health outcomes for young children in Tororo, Uganda. The intervention group of community health centers received training in areas such as fever case management using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs), patient-centered practices, health center administration, and assurance of adequate supplies. Findings indicated that there were no notable differences in anemia prevalence (or parasitemia) in children that received the intervention, countering common assumptions that improving the quality of care results in improved health outcomes.

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, June 2016