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The challenges of changing national malaria drug policy to artemisinin-based combinations in Kenya

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Backgound: Sulphadoxine/sulphalene-pyrimethamine (SP) was adopted in Kenya as first line therapeutic for uncomplicated malaria in 1998. By the second half of 2003, there was convincing evidence that SP was failing and had to be replaced. Despite several descriptive investigations of policy change and implementation when countries moved from chloroquine to SP, the different constraints of moving to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in Africa are less well documented. Methods: A narra...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1475-2875-6-72

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"Centre for Geographic Medicine Research-Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute/ Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya"
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Malaria Public Health & Epidemiology Group
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine Research-Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute/ Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine,Centre for (CCVTM)
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine Research-Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute/ Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya"
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Malaria Public Health & Epidemiology Group
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"WHO-Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya"
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"Division of Malaria Control, Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya"
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Funding agency for:
Robert W. Snow
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Malaria Journal Journal website
Volume:
6
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Article: 72
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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1475-2875
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uuid:03a2cc38-edfb-400e-8e0d-5da36de8faf3
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ora:2415

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