Private Sector Readiness and Performance for Malaria Case Management in Uganda

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The private sector provides about half of all health services in Uganda. The private sector can therefore be a barrier or facilitator to ensuring that suspected malaria cases receive confirmatory testing, and confirmed cases receive appropriate treatment. National malaria outlet surveys conducted between 2010-2013 documented private sector scale-up in availability of malaria testing and quality-assured artemisinin combination therapy (QA ACT).