Learner Treatment Kit (school-based malaria diagnosis and treatment in southern Malawi): Study data and support materials

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Halliday, K, Witek-mcmanus, S, Opondo, C, Mtali, A, Allen, E, Bauleni, A, Ndau, S, Phondiwa, E, Ali, D, Kachigunda, V, Sande, J, Verney, A, Chimuna, T, Melody, D, Moestue, H, Roschnik, N, Brooker, S and Mathanga, D. 2017. Learner Treatment Kit (school-based malaria diagnosis and treatment in southern Malawi): Study data and support materials. [Online]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Available from: 10.17037/DATA.203

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A set of data collection tools, STATA .do processing scripts, and resultant datasets produced as part of the Learner Treatment Kit (LTK) Project, a study funded to evaluate the impact of a school-based programme of malaria diagnosis and treatment (malaria case management) as part of a wider school first-aid kit exploring school attendance, health and education outcomes. The study conducted a cluster randomized controlled trial in 58 primary schools in TA Chikowi, Zomba district of southern Malawi. The intervention, implemented between 2013-2015 in 29 randomly selected schools from the total of 58 schools, comprised providing free-of-charge malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) to primary schools to be used by trained teachers to diagnose and treat uncomplicated malaria, as part of basic first aid kits known as "Learner Treatment Kits" (LTKs). The primary outcome was school attendance, assessed through teacher-recorded school attendance registers and periodic spot checks. Secondary outcomes included prevalence of Plasmodium spp. infection, anaemia, educational performance, self-reported child wellbeing, and health seeking behaviour. The trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02213211.

Completed Date: 28 July 2017
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Mode of data capture
Experiment: Field Intervention
Field observation
Questionnaire: Fixed form
Physical measurements and tests
Measurements and tests: Educational
Data Creators(s): Halliday, K, Witek-mcmanus, S, Opondo, C, Mtali, A, Allen, E, Bauleni, A, Ndau, S, Phondiwa, E, Ali, D, Kachigunda, V, Sande, J, Verney, A, Chimuna, T, Melody, D, Moestue, H, Roschnik, N, Brooker, S and Mathanga, D
Associated roles: Halliday, K (Principal Investigator), Witek-McManus, S (Project Leader), Opondo, C (Other), Mtali, A (Project Manager), Allen, E (Other), Bauleni, A (Data Manager), Ndau, S (Project Member), Phondiwa, E (Project Member), Ali, D (Project Member), Kachigunda, V (Project Member), Sande, J (Co-Investigator), Verney, A (Researcher), Chimuna, T (Project Member), Melody, D (Project Member), Moestue, H (Project Member), Roschnik, N (Co-Investigator), Brooker, S (Co-Investigator), Mathanga, D (Principal Investigator), Mphwatiwa, T (Researcher), Sande, L (Researcher), Jones, R (Other), Mwenda, R (Project Member), Mazinga, C (Project Member) and Jawati, M (Project Member)
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Medical Statistics
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Participating Institutions: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, Malaria Alert Centre, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Save the Children International, Malawi, National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Malawi, Department of School Health, Nutrition, HIV & AIDS, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Malawi, Health Technical Support Services – Diagnostics, Ministry of Health, Malawi, Save the Children, United States of America

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