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Two treatments, one disease: childhood malaria management in Tanga, Tanzania

October 29, 2009 - 12:30 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Deshka Foster, Stacie Vilendrer
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:240 (27 October 2009)

In the Tanga District of coastal Tanzania, malaria is one of the primary causes of mortality for children under the age of five. While some children are treated with malaria medications in biomedical facilities, as the World Health Organization recommends, others receive home-care or treatment from traditional healers. 

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