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Preventing Stock-outs of Antimalarial Drugs in sub-Saharan Africa:Novartis’s SMS for Life

World Health Organization , (W.) (2013) Preventing Stock-outs of Antimalarial Drugs in sub-Saharan Africa:Novartis’s SMS for Life. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Malaria is curable. Although highly effective antimalarial drugs are available (up to 96% effective in the case of artemisinin-lumefantrine fixed-dose combinations), widespread stock-outs lead to deaths on a daily basis. Of the close to 2000 people who die from malaria each day, most are children under five years of age in sub- Saharan Africa (1). Having adequate supplies of drugs when and where they are needed is essential. This remains a major challenge, particularly in remote rural communities in low-resource countries where widespread antimalarial stock-outs frequently prevent patients from receiving treatment.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Antimalarial drugs, Malaria, Health facilities, Novartis’s SMS for Life, sub-Saharan Africa
Subjects: Health Systems > Health Information systems
Malaria > Surveillance, monitoring, evaluation
Malaria > Diagnosis & treatment
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2013 11:24
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2013 11:24
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/2264

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