Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Using rich experimental data on household treatment- seeking behavior in Kenya, this study explores the implications of the over-treatment vs. under-treatment trade-off for subsidizing life-saving antimalarials sold over-the-counter at retail drug outlets. The results of this study show that a very high subsidy (such as the one under consideration by the international community) dramatically increases access, but nearly one-half of subsidized pills go to patients without malaria.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: American Economic Review
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Costing the supply chain for delivery of ACT and RDTs in the public sector in Benin and Kenya

Studies have shown that supply chain costs are a significant proportion of total programme costs. The purpose of this research was to estimate the country level costs of the public sector supply chain for artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) from the central to the peripheral levels in Benin and Kenya.

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Publication date: February 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/costing-the-supply-chain-for-delivery-of-act-and-rdts-in-the-public-sector-in-benin-and-kenya/

Investigating the acceptability of non-mesh, long-lasting insecticidal nets amongst nomadic communities in Garissa County, Kenya using a prospective, longitudinal study design and cross-sectional household surveys

This study investigates the acceptability of non-mesh LLINs, specifically designed to suit nomadic, outdoor sleeping communities. A very high level of acceptability was reported with 95.3% of respondents stating they liked the nets. This non-mesh LLIN offers a highly effective and desirable malaria prevention option to a typically hard to reach and underserved nomadic population at increased risk of malaria infection.

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Source: Malaria Journal
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Active case surveillance, passive case surveillance and asymptomatic malaria parasite screening illustrate different age distribution, spatial clustering and seasonality in western Kenya

The results revealed a significant difference in the age distribution of clinical cases between passive and active case surveillance, and between clinical case rate and asymptomatic parasite rate. Hotspots of asymptomatic infections remained unchanged over time, whereas new clusters of clinical malaria cases emerged in the uphill areas during the peak season.

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Publication date: January 2015
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/active-case-surveillance-passive-case-surveillance-and-asymptomatic-malaria-parasite-screening-illustrate-different-age-distribution-spatial-clustering-and-seasonality-in-western-kenya/

Efficacy and safety of artemether-lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kenyan children aged less than five years: results of an open-label, randomized, single-centre study

A study finding that artemether-lumefantrine  (AL) and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) were both efficacious and well tolerated, building evidence on use of AL as first-line treatment and DP as second-line treatment in Kenya.

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Publication date: February 2014
Source: Malaria World
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The economic costs of malaria in children in three sub-Saharan countries: Ghana, Tanzania and Kenya

A study estimating the economic costs of malaria in children in Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya, aiming to provide data that will assist policymakers when designing and planning future intervention strategies.

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Publication date: September 2013
Source: Malaria Journal
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/the-economic-costs-of-malaria-in-children-in-three-sub-saharan-countries-ghana-tanzania-and-kenya/

Review of National-Level Malaria in Pregnancy Documents in Five PMI Focus Countries [PDF]

A review of malaria in pregnancy related policies, guidelines, training and supervision materials in five PMI focus countries (Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda), offering country-specific findings and recommendations as well as overall recommendations that can be applied to other malaria endemic countries.

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Publication date: April 2013
Source: Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)
Permalink: http://www.makingmalariahistory.org/toolkit-resource/4034/

Cost analysis of school-based intermittent screening and treatment of malaria in Kenya

A paper analyzing the costs of intermittent screening and treatment of malaria in schools, implemented as part of a cluster-randomized controlled trial on the Kenyan coast.

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Publication date: September 2011
Source: Malaria Journal
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