Do anti-malarials in Africa meet quality standards? The market penetration of non quality-assured artemisinin combination therapy in eight African countries

This paper uses national and sub-national medicine outlet surveys conducted in eight study countries (Benin, Kinshasa and Kantanga [Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC], Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) between 2009 and 2015 to describe the non quality-assured ACT (QAACT) market and to document trends in availability and distribution of non-QAACT in the public and private sector.

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Publication date: May 2017
Source: Malaria Journal

Measuring implementation strength: lessons from the evaluation of public health strategies in low- and middle-income settings

Measuring the strength of programme implementation and assessing its association with outcomes is a promising approach to strengthen pragmatic impact evaluation, both to assess impact and to identify which aspects of a programme need to be strengthened.

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Publication date: March 2016
Source: Health Policy and Planning

Measuring Patient Adherence to Malaria Treatment: A Comparison of Results from Self-Report and a Customised Electronic Monitoring Device

This study used a novel customised electronic monitoring device—termed smart blister packs—to examine the validity of self-reported adherence to artemether-lumefantrine (AL) in southern Tanzania. Smart blister packs resulted in lower estimates of timely completion of AL and may be less prone to recall and social desirability bias.

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Publication date: July 2015
Source: PLOS One

Cost-effectiveness of malaria diagnostic methods in sub-Saharan Africa in an era of combination therapy

A study using a decision tree model and probabilistic sensitivity analysis to estimate the relative cost-effectiveness of RDTs, presumptive treatment and field standard microscopy in different epidemiological settings of sub-Saharan Africa where Plasmodium falciparum predominates.

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Publication date: February 2008
Source: World Health Organization