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Malaria

Journal
This article is part of the supplement meeting on public and private
anti-malaria markets and policy surveys. Anti-malaria market and policy surveys in
sub-Saharan Africa. (1) Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Geneva,
1202, Switzerland.
(2) Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Kumasi, P. o. Box Ks1934 Ghana.
Malaria Journal 2010, 9(suppl I): si.
At a recent meeting (sept18, 2009). On top of agenda to be discussed was the
limited access to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in sub- Saharan
Africa policy and markets surveys on anti-malarial drug availability and
accessibility in Burundi and Sierra Leone were discussed in highly interactive
brainstorming session. The surveys conducted both in Burundi and Sierra Leone
has become or provides the groundwork for evidence- base policy implementation.
The results of the surveys could be use to other countries with similar socio
demographic and malaria profiles. The out come of the meeting were suggestion on
key action to be taken at the global, national, and community level ACT
accessibility. Globally both public and private sectors have responsibility to take to
strengthen policies that will lead to replace bad habit with good ones, ban
inappropriate anti-malarial and regulate those bans, careful planning should be
done to scale up production of fixed-close ACT products, which should be read

Readily available and cheap to those who need them. Nationally policies that
regulate the anti-malarial medicines market should be put in place and enforced.
The public sector, funding donors should take part in ensuring that the private
sector is engaged in the ACT implementation process. The surveys discussions have
yield important ways other countries to take and evaluate the right incentives at
local level. At the community level: The community have to be reached and educate
them about appropriate preventive and best treatment choice or measures must
continue and be increased with service delivery systems developed within both
public and private sectors. Among other things to be discouraged are ineffective and
inappropriate anti-malarial medicines.
In conclusion in order to sustained and address the control of malaria, a
disease which continues to have a siffnificant and socio-economic impact worldwide
particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The following were stated to be taken into
consideration (1) commitment, (2) strengthened interaction, and (3) transparency
among various stakeholders. However so many children have died of malaria in past
years in Africa. Every 45 seconds Africa looses her child.
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