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Paediatric malaria case-management with artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia: a repeat cross-sectional study

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Background: Zambia was the first African country to change national antimalarial treatment policy to artemisinin-based combination therapy – artemether-lumefantrine. An evaluation during the early implementation phase revealed low readiness of health facilities and health workers to deliver artemether-lumefantrine, and worryingly suboptimal treatment practices. Improvements in the case-management of uncomplicated malaria two years after the initial evaluation and three years after the change ...

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10.1186/1475-2875-6-31

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"Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI/ Wellcome Trust Collaborative 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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"Chainama Hills College Hospital of Health Sciences, Lusaka, Zambia"
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"National Malaria Control Centre, Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia"
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"National Malaria Control Centre, Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia"
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"Boston University, Boston, MA, USA"
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Section of Infectious Diseases,Department of Medicine,Boston University School of Medicine
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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Malaria Journal Journal website
Volume:
6
Article number:
31
Publication date:
2007-03-01
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1475-2875
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English
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2008-10-29

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