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LONDON: Sending daily text message reminders to health workers can mean nearly 25 per cent more children are properly treated for malaria, according to the results of a six month trial conducted in Kenya.

Texts boost malaria treatment in African trial

LONDON: Sending daily text message reminders to health workers can mean nearly 25 per cent more children are properly treated for malaria, according to the results of a six month trial conducted in Kenya.

Researchers reporting their findings in The Lancet said the technique–where messages are sent urging health workers to check their patients and reminding them how to do it–would be cheap and easy to extend to a national scale with the potential to save many lives and reduce the risk of
drug resistance. Reuters
 

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