In malaria endemic countries, 40% of the population seek care and treatment for febrile illnesses in the private sector. Successful malaria control; therefore, greatly depends on effective diagnosis and treatment within private sector outlets.
The aim of these provider job-aids developed for Tanzania, Madagascar and Kenya is to visually support providers during their day-to-day activities and guide them through the steps they must undertake to perform, read and dispose of malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs). The provider job-aid is a one-page document meant to be a visual translation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for RDTs and must be consistent with national guidelines. The provider job-aid should always be present at outlets since they offer an easy way to assist providers go through all the steps needed to perform and read RDTs, while providing at the same time a means of verification to clients to check if providers perform and read RDTs correctly.
These Provider Job-aids are part of a larger Quality Assurance Manual and Toolkit developed through the UNITAID Private Sector RDT project to provide guidance on quality assurance for FCM in the private sector. While the Provider Job-aids were originally geared towards Madagascar, Tanzania, and Kenya, they can be adapted for other country contexts.