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

April 21, 2010 - 07:59 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Bocar Kouyatéa and Victor Nanaa
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International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 26: 233-236 2010

Statistics from health facilities in 2006 show that 40.1 percent of medical consultations, 53.4 percent of hospital admissions, and 45.8 percent of deaths are malaria related.

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

April 21, 2010 - 07:39 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Pierre Ongolo-Zogoa and Renée-Cécile Bononoa
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International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 26: 237-2412010

Accordingly, the strategic plan to fight malaria in Cameroon, endorsed by the National Committee to Roll Back Malaria, recommends home-based management of malaria (HMM) to improve access and reduce delays in treatment.

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Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in Central African Republic

April 20, 2010 - 15:20 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Gérard Gresengueta, Méthode Moyena, Boniface Koffia and Jean Pierre Bangamingoa
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International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 26: 242-245 2010

In the Central African Republic (CAR) malaria is a major public health problem and hampers socioeconomic development. It accounts for 40 percent of complaints and 10 percent of deaths in health facilities (15;17).

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

April 20, 2010 - 15:08 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Amha Kebedea, Adugna Woyessaa1, Kelbessa Urgaa, Tsehaynesh Messellea and Daddi Jimaa
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International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 26 : 246-249 2010

A study has shown that more than half of the patients with fever visit CHWs and private health facility services .

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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
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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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Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in the East African community

April 20, 2010 - 14:55 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Harriet Nabuderea, Gabriel L. Upundaa and Malick Jumaa
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International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 26 : 255-259 2010

To scale up the use of ACTs in the East African region to combat malaria and speed up progress toward the sixth Millennium Development Goal, a combination of delivery, financial, and governance arrangements tailored to national or subnational contexts needs to be considered.

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