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The effect of an anti-malarial subsidy programme on the quality of service provision of artemisinin-based combination therapy in Kenya: a cluster-randomized, controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Many patients with suspected malaria in sub-Saharan Africa seek treatment from private providers, but this sector suffers from sub-standard medicine dispensing practices. To improve the quality of care received for presumptive malaria from the highly accessed private retail sector in western Kenya, subsidized pre-packaged artemether-lumefantrine (AL) was provided to private retailers, together with a one day training for retail staff on malaria diagnosis and treatment, job aids an...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1475-2875-12-81

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University of Oxford
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Kenya Medical Research Institute More from this funder
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Malar J Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
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Article: 81
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
URN:
uuid:21483488-fea9-48ea-807d-43454a693b04
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387866
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pubs:387866

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