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Malaria drug shortages in Kenya: a major failure to provide access to effective treatment.

Abstract:

A key bench mark of successful therapeutic policy implementation, and thus effectiveness, is that the recommended drugs are available at the point of care. Two years after artemether-lumefathrine (AL) was introduced for the management of uncomplicated malaria in Kenya, we carried out a cross-sectional survey to investigate AL availability in government facilities in seven malaria-endemic districts. One of four of the surveyed facilities had none of the four AL weight-specific treatment packs ...

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Kangwana, BB More by this author
Wasunna, B More by this author
Kedenge, SV More by this author
Memusi, DN More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
80
Issue:
5
Pages:
737-738
Publication date:
2009-05-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:8bcfb852-4b78-4a3f-aefc-e7a340a0de19
Source identifiers:
41211
Local pid:
pubs:41211

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