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Trends in access to anti‐malarial treatment in the formal private sector in Uganda: an assessment of availability and affordability of first‐line anti‐malarials and diagnostics between 2007 and 2018

March 10, 2021 - 15:23 -- Open Access
Denis Kibira, Anthony Ssebagereka, Hendrika A. van den Ham, Jimmy Opigo, Henry Katamba, Morries Seru, Tim Reed, Hubert G. Leufkens and Aukje K. Mantel-Teeuwisse
Malaria Journal 2021 20:142, 10 March 2021

Malaria is the single largest cause of illness in Uganda. Since the year 2008, the Global Fund has rolled out several funding streams for malaria control in Uganda. Among these are mechanisms aimed at increasing the availability and affordability of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). This paper examines the availability and affordability of first-line malaria treatment and diagnostics in the private sector, which is the preferred first point of contact for 61% of households in Uganda between 2007 and 2018.

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