Text Messages - Correct Malaria Treatment Increased up to 24.5%
Text message reminders
23.7% improvement in correct artemether-lumefantrine management immediately after intervention & 24.5% six months later.
Country of study
Cluster RCT at 107 rural health facilities with 2,269 child cases
Journal paper title and link
The effect of mobile phone text-message reminders on Kenyan health workers' adherence to malaria treatment guidelines: a cluster randomised trial
Excerpt from Abstract
"119 health workers received the intervention. Case-management practices were assessed for 2269 children who needed treatment (1157 in the intervention group and 1112 in the control group). Intention-to-treat analysis showed that correct artemether-lumefantrine management improved by 23·7 percentage-points (95% CI 7·6–40·0; p=0·004) immediately after intervention and by 24·5 percentage-points (8·1–41·0; p=0·003) 6 months later."