Malaria diagnosis and treatment guidelines for health workers in Ethiopia
Malaria is a major public health problem in Ethiopia. It has been consistently reported as one of the three leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the past years. The magnitude of the problem in 2002/03 has even worsened and the disease has been reported as the first cause of morbidity and mortality accounting for 15.5% out-patient consultations, 20.4% admissions and 27.0% in-patient deaths (FMOH 2004).
Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs): National strategic plan for going to scale with coverage and utilization in Ethiopia, 2004 - 2007
The malaria prevention and control strategy in Ethiopia includes early diagnosis and prompt treatment, selective vector control and epidemic prevention and control. The selective vector control strategy relies on the use of different vector control techniques applied in an integrated manner as suited to the local malaria transmission condition. Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) as one of the tools for personal protection and prevention of transmission have been shown to contribute to the reduction of malaria morbidity and mortality.