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Optimizing Community Effectiveness of Antimalarial Drugs in Malaria-endemic Areas of Africa: Issues, Challenges, and Proposed Actions

Chika, A. and Bello, S. O. Optimizing Community Effectiveness of Antimalarial Drugs in Malaria-endemic Areas of Africa: Issues, Challenges, and Proposed Actions. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 10 (9). pp. 121-131. ISSN 1996-0816

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Abstract

Malaria remains a disease of public health concern, which is associated with high mortality and morbidity, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. This picture is mainly due to low effectiveness of antimalarials at the community level, a scenario caused by different factors related to the availability, quality, and efficacy of antimalarials as well as the degree of the patients’ and providers’ adherence to evidence-based recommendations about malaria treatment. This review presents an overview of the problem of low community effectiveness of antimalarials in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the various causes as well as potential strategies to combat the problem.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Antimalarials, sub-Saharan Africa, Disease, High mortality and Morbidity.
Subjects: Malaria > Diagnosis & treatment
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 05:37
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 05:37
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/3633

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