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.
Quality assurance (QA) audits are targeted to the wider frame of Fever Case Management (FCM) quality standards and evaluate if activities are in fulfillment with international standards on clinical service delivery. SOPs for audit are required to standardize the process that evaluates FCM quality standards and to raise the bar for best practices of FCM.
These Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) for Audit are part of a larger Quality Assurance Manual and Toolkit designed to improve the quality of care for fever case management in the private sector.