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Open Access | The ACTwatch project: methods to describe anti-malarial markets in seven countries

November 2, 2011 - 09:25 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Shewchuk T, O'Connell KA, Goodman C, Hanson K, Chapman S, Chavasse D
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:325 (31 October 2011)

MalariaWorldACT watch is a unique multi-country research project that threads together anti-malarial supply and consumer behaviour to provide an evidence base to policy makers that can help determine where interventions may positively impact access to and use of quality-assured ACT and RDTs.

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Open Access | Relative costs and effectiveness of treating uncomplicated malaria in two rural districts in Zambia: implications for nationwide scale-up of home-based management

June 13, 2011 - 07:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Chanda P, Hamainza B, Moonga HB, Chalwe V, Banda P, Pagnoni F
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:159 (9 June 2011)

HMM using ACT and RDTs was more efficient at appropriately diagnosing and treating malaria than the health facility level.

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Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in Mozambique

April 20, 2010 - 15:02 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Francisco Mbofanaa , Gertrudes Machatinea and Celeste Moreiraa
Reference: 
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 26 : 250-254 2010

The Presidential Malaria Initiative (PMI) -supported Malaria Indicator Survey, conducted in 2007, found the national prevalence of malaria parasitemia among children 6 to 59 months old to be 38.5 percent, with a range by province from 60.4 percent in Nampula to less than 10 percent in Maputo.

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