Behavior Profile: Malaria Provider Actions: Treat
1. Reduce malaria mortality by one-third from 2015 levels in PMI-supported countries, achieving a greater than 80 percent reduction from PMI’s original 2000 baseline levels. 2. Reduce malaria morbidity in PMI-supported countries by 40 percent from 2015 levels.
Providers treat clients based on test results
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Behavior Analysis

Strategy

BEHAVIOR AND STEPS

What steps are needed to practice this behavior?

Providers treat clients based on test results

  1. As per national case management guidelines:
  2. Confirm positive diagnosis
  3. Provide anti-malarial following correct dosage and schedule
  4. Explain to the caregiver and patient what the treatment is for and how to adhere

FACTORS

What factors may prevent or support practice of this behavior?
Structural
Accessibility: Providers cannot provide required anti-malarial because it is understocked or out of stock.
Social
Family and Community Support: Providers do not treat per guidelines because they lack adequate or regular supportive supervision, mentoring, and peer support.
Family and Community Support: [Peer Support] Providers do not treat clients based on test results because they compete with their peers and do not support each other.
Norms: Providers do not explain treatment prescribed well to clients because they are not from the communities that they serve and are unaware of local practices and customs.
Internal
Attitudes and Beliefs: Providers do not treat per guidelines because they fear fatal result from non-treatment regardless of test outcome.
Attitudes and Beliefs: Providers do not treat per guidelines because they find them too rigid to apply or disagree with them.
Knowledge: Providers do not treat per guidelines because they find the guidelines unclear.
Skills: Providers do not treat clients based on test results because they lack the appropriate training and skills.

SUPPORTING ACTORS AND ACTIONS

Who must support the practice of this behavior, and what actions must they take?

POSSIBLE PROGRAM STRATEGIES

What strategies will best focus our efforts based on this analysis?

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