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Estimating the needs for artesunate-based combination therapy for malaria case-management in Africa.

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Because of inadequacies in national health information systems, the volumes of drugs required to support an effective policy transition toward artesunate-based combination therapy (ACT) are unknown for most African countries. A series of national surveys and population projections have been used to estimate the age-structured fever burden among 41 malaria endemic countries in Africa. Under present fever-management guidelines, commodity costs and internationally agreed coverage targets, the fi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Trends in parasitology
Volume:
19
Issue:
8
Pages:
363-369
Publication date:
2003-08-05
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EISSN:
1471-5007
ISSN:
1471-4922
URN:
uuid:1842b8a2-bf69-4651-a92f-81919bde7f14
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95864
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pubs:95864

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