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Introducing the concept of a new pre-referral treatment for severely ill febrile children at community level: a sociological approach in Guinea-Bissau.

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BACKGROUND: Innovative strategies are needed to tackle childhood mortality in the rural tropics. Artesunate suppositories were developed to bring emergency treatment closer to severely ill children with malaria in rural areas where injectable treatment is not possible for several hours. Adding an antibacterial rectal drug would extend this strategy to treat non-malarial febrile illness as well. The objective of these studies was to assess acceptability of such a new pre-referral strategy by h...

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10.1186/1475-2875-13-50

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Vermeersch, A More by this author
Libaud-Moal, A More by this author
Rodrigues, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Olliaro, P More by this author
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Journal:
Malaria journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
50
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
1475-2875
ISSN:
1475-2875
URN:
uuid:dbf55297-04cf-47c3-a04a-27c7e6a5d78b
Source identifiers:
452534
Local pid:
pubs:452534

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