Community Clinic Action Plan

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Community Clinic is the lowest level health facility for an average of 6,000 population, to provide basic outdoor services for communicable and non-communicable diseases. These clinics consist of community health care provider (CHCP), health assistant (HA), and a family welfare assistant (FWA). Population coverage of diagnosis is more than 80%, but still there are some pockets in hard-to-reach areas in the three hill tract districts. There are additional microscopy centers established by NGO consortium at the strategic location in the community. These centers provide an opportunity to fill up the gaps in diagnosis and treatment of malaria and increased accessibility of people in getting confirmed diagnosis and effective treatment. The…show more content…
Releasing these guppy fish to the watersheds can reduce the larvae production significantly. The article “An epidemiological overview of malaria in Bangladesh” published in the travel medicine and infectious disease provides an overview of the malaria situation in Bangladesh. It states that low socio-economic condition, poor schooling and close proximity to water bodies and forest areas comprise the risk factor for malaria. The article also discussed the major malarial parasite prevalent in Bangladesh, seasonality of malaria, diagnostic method and drugs used in malaria. It mentioned that evidence of resistance to antimalarial drugs has been reported in Bangladesh since 1970. The article also discusses the behavioral pattern of the people, study revealed that only two third people who has malaria seek treatment and the many who consulted doctors went to unqualified village doctors. People also try to self-medicate from the private sectors. Major challenge in malaria control is extending the support programs to remote areas. Community based approach has seen to be very effective in reducing malaria in many countries like Ghana and Ethiopia. Incorporating such practice in Bangladesh will be significant in reducing malaria (Haque, Overgaard, Clements, Norris, & Islam, 2014). Another article “The origin of antimalarial drug resistance” published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that
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