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Analysis of malaria control programmes and delivery of anti-malarial medicines
Several interventions have been implemented in Kenya to reduce morbidity and mortality due to malaria. One such intervention is working with the private medicine retailers to improve the delivery of anti-malarial medicines. Kenya has experienced a number of these initiatives but there is insufficient systematic documentation on programme performance. The present study employs quantitative and qualitative methods to compare programme performance. This is through an assessment of practices at retailer level, estimating coverage, utilization, and implementation process using policy analysis. Quantitative methods include surrogate and retail audit surveys to assess behavior change. Utilization and coverage is assessed through collecting and modeling spatial data in relation to geographical position of outlets and surrounding communities. Policy analysis techniques are employed to examine factors associated with programme outcomes.