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Translation of artemether-lumefantrine treatment policy into paediatric clinical practice: an early experience from Kenya.

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OBJECTIVE: To describe the quality of outpatient paediatric malaria case-management approximately 4-6 months after artemether-lumefantrine (AL) replaced sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) as the nationally recommended first-line therapy in Kenya. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey at all government facilities in four Kenyan districts. Main outcome measures were health facility and health worker readiness to implement AL policy; quality of antimalarial prescribing, counselling and drug dispensing in...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
99-107
Publication date:
2008-01-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:205175b2-30a8-4c87-9bdc-4c9cbf1a7f29
Source identifiers:
40736
Local pid:
pubs:40736

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