Sunday, 3 April 2011

MALARIA: the potential for elimination

Eventually two issues called into question the validity of algorithms and clinical judgement if malaria were to be eliminated eventually. First, if we actually went to scale in providing malaria treatment for all suspected cases of malaria, we might never find adequate funding to buy all the needed ACTs, which cost upwards to 10 times that of the predecessors. Secondly, if we were ever to gain a true picture of the malaria situation as interventions were scaled up and prevalence decreased, we could no longer base our health information systems on clinical or suspected cases....

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