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The quality of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine products in the Kenyan retail sector.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Malaria is a disease of major public health importance in Kenya killing 26,000 children under 5 years of age annually. This paper seeks to assess the quality of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and amodiaquine (AQ) products available over-the-counter to communities in Kenya as most malaria fevers are self-medicated using drugs from the informal retail sector. METHODS: A retail audit of 880 retail outlets was carried in 2002 in four districts in Kenya, in which antima...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics More from this journal
Volume:
30
Issue:
6
Pages:
559-565
Publication date:
2005-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2710
ISSN:
0269-4727
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:39734
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uuid:d3acb97b-4040-4a85-b1eb-af6d4e8e5686
Local pid:
pubs:39734
Source identifiers:
39734
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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