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Table 1 Main themes covered during the workshop on anti-malaria interventions

From: Research dissemination workshops: observations and implications based on an experience in Burkina Faso

  Themes Specific content
Day 1 Research program’s description Presentation of the Kaya health observatory: research and evaluation
Implementation and effects of anti-malaria interventions: research objectives
Component 1: Implementation of malaria control interventions The malaria control program in Burkina Faso has been well implemented but limited coverage and delays may have limited its effectiveness
Community health workers’ perceptions of their involvement in malaria management are conducive to good performance
Component 2: Effects of malaria prevention and treatment interventions Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria are useful but are not always available or considered for diagnosis and prescription
The availability of malaria rapid diagnostic tests has not led to a change in prescribing practices
Children under five are rarely referred to a community health worker when they have fever
Households needs have not been met by the 2010 distribution campaign of impregnated mosquito nets
Day 2 Component 3: Local epidemiology of malaria and intervention strategies Prevalence and spatio-temporal concentration of malaria in Kaya district
The practical implications of micro-territorial variations in malaria transmission
The concentration of sick children in families and their involvement in the screening and treatment of siblings
Component 4: Health equity Effects of free healthcare access
Perception of quality and costs of care in a context of free healthcare access
National health insurance and risk-sharing
Knowledge brokering as part of a research program: a mixed study
Leadership and performance of health workers: study protocol