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TEST, TREAT AND TRACK IS ESSENTIAL FOR MALARIA TREATMENT

Dr. Nana Akosua Konadu Darko of Manhean Health Center confirms a high number of malaria cases at the hospital and believes test, treat and track is essential for treating malaria.
” When the patients come in, we first let them do a blood test to help us to properly diagnose and advise the right treatment. If you test positive for malaria, you are given Artemether Lumifantrine, which is the first line of treatment. We advise patients to fully complete the course of treatment. To follow up, we sometimes take their phone numbers to track their progress, but in most cases, we advise them to report back to the facility after they complete treatment. They may still not be feeling better in which case we further investigate.”