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Poor quality vital anti-malarials in Africa - an urgent neglected public health priority.

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BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a major public health problem. A vital component of malaria control rests on the availability of good quality artemisinin-derivative based combination therapy (ACT) at the correct dose. However, there are increasing reports of poor quality anti-malarials in Africa. METHODS: Seven collections of artemisinin derivative monotherapies, ACT and halofantrine anti-malarials of suspicious quality were collected in 2002/10 in eleven African countries ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1475-2875-10-352

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Mildenhall, DC More by this author
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Newton, PN
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Malaria journal Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
352
Publication date:
2011
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1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
URN:
uuid:d11e8f2b-ba92-4ed7-b6d0-5399d4310d9b
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221339
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pubs:221339

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