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Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria

Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria delivered to primary schoolchildren provided effective individual protection in Jinja, Uganda: secondary outcomes of a cluster-randomized trial (START-IPT)

September 23, 2019 - 14:39 -- Open Access
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Andrea M. Rehman, Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Samuel Gonahasa, Jaffer Okiring, Simon P. Kigozi, Clare I. R. Chandler, Chris Drakeley, Grant Dorsey, Moses R. Kamya and Sarah G. Staedke
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:318, 18 September 2019

Intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) of malaria is recommended as policy for certain high-risk populations, but not currently for schoolchildren. A cluster-randomized trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of IPT with dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine (DP) on primary schoolchildren in Jinja, Uganda. Results of the impact of IPT of schoolchildren on community-level transmission have been reported previously. Here, secondary outcomes from a school-based survey are presented.

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