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Review: Impact of the large-scale deployment of artemether/lumefantrine on the malaria disease burden in Africa: case studies of South Africa, Zambia and Ethiopia

October 25, 2009 - 15:39 -- Bart G.J. Knols
Karen I Barnes, Pascalina Chanda, Gebre Ab Barnabas
Malaria Journal 2009, 8(Suppl 1):S8 (12 October 2009)


Malaria can be controlled in endemic countries by using artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in combination with indoor residual spraying (IRS) and insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). At least 40 malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa now recommend the use of ACT as first-line treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria as a cornerstone of their malaria case management.

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