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Health seeking behaviour

A range of factors influence a patient's decision to seek health care, and where to seek that care. A better understanding of the factors influencing health seeking behaviour has the potential to improve health outcomes. 

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Useful resources

Collecting household costs: ACT Consortium guidance

Guidance for non-economist audience on the importance of household costs related to seeking health care

Calcul des coûts pour les ménages : guide de l’ACT Consortium

Directives destines aider les non-conomistes comprendre limportance des cots de la sant pour les mnages

Peer-reviewed publications

Understanding interpretations of and responses to childhood fever in the Chikhwawa district of Malawi


Perceptions and utilization of the anti-malarials artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisininpiperaquine in young children in the Chikhwawa District of Malawi: A mixed methods study

Malaria Journal

'… in the project they really care for us': meaning and experiences of participating in a clinical study of first-line treatment for malaria and HIV in Tanzanian adults.

Global Public Health

“Every drug goes to treat its own disease…” - A qualitative study of perceptions and experiences of taking anti-retrovirals concomitantly with anti-malarials among those affected by HIV and malaria in Tanzania

Malaria Journal

Community case management of malaria: exploring support, capacity and motivation of community medicine distributors in Uganda

Health Policy and Planning


Understanding perceptions of HIV-positive people taking malaria treatment

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How perceptions of malaria medication affect adherence

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World AIDS Day 2013: What happens if we take HIV and malaria drugs at the same time?

Several African countries are heavily affected by both HIV/AIDS and malaria. The ACT Consortium is investigating how antimalarial and antiretroviral drugs interact when taken simultaneously.

Better engagement with communities could improve health care for children with a fever

Supporting communities with health promotion campaigns could help mothers and other caregivers to seek health care for their children, ensuring that they receive prompt, appropriate

ACT Consortium researchers present at ASTMH 2014

The 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene takes place between 2-6 November in New Orleans, USA. Find out which research results we will present