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Access to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and quinine in malaria holoendemic regions of western Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Watsierah, Carren A.
dc.contributor.author Ouma, Collins
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-13T15:27:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-13T15:27:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Watsierah, C.A., & Ouma, C. (2014). Access to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and quinine in malaria holoendemic regions of western Kenya. Malaria Journal, 13(290). doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-290 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53276
dc.description.abstract Findings from this research show a low availability of subsidized Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in the form of artemether-lumefantrine (AL). There is higher frequency of stock-outs in government facilities, while the private sector sells AL at higher prices, thus making it less affordable. In addition, frequent stock-outs of the required antimalarials for different weight groups calls for more emphasis on the implementation of malaria treatment policy. Evaluation of the subsidy policy, its implementation and role in malaria burden is necessary. ACT has been adopted following widespread malarial parasite resistance to more affordable antimalarial drugs. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (7 p.) en
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher BioMed Central en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.subject MALARIA en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject MEDICATION ADHERENCE en
dc.subject HEALTH-CARE DELIVERY en
dc.subject HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH en
dc.subject HEALTH POLICY en
dc.subject DISEASE VECTORS en
dc.subject EPIDEMIOLOGY en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.subject HEALTH POLICY en
dc.title Access to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and quinine in malaria holoendemic regions of western Kenya en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106206
idrc.project.componentnumber 106206001
idrc.project.title African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships Program (Phase III) en
idrc.copyright.holder Watsierah and Ouma; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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