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The ACTwatch project: monitoring anti-malarial markets in seven countries

ACTwatch is a five-year, multi-country research project to monitor anti-malarial and RDT supply and demand in seven malaria endemic countries using three research components. Methods and results from household and outlet studies are shared through this series in Malaria Journal to provide policy makers with relevant evidence and a comprehensive understanding of the anti-malarial and malaria diagnosis market in these countries.

  1. Research

    Monitoring fever treatment behaviour and equitable access to effective medicines in the context of initiatives to improve ACT access: baseline results and implications for programming in six African countries

    Access to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) remains limited in high malaria-burden countries, and there are concerns that the poorest people are particularly disadvantaged. This paper presents new ev...

    Megan Littrell, Hellen Gatakaa, Illah Evance, Stephen Poyer, Julius Njogu, Tsione Solomon, Erik Munroe, Steven Chapman, Catherine Goodman, Kara Hanson, Cyprien Zinsou, Louis Akulayi, Jacky Raharinjatovo, Ekundayo Arogundade, Peter Buyungo, Felton Mpasela…

    Malaria Journal 2011 10:327

    Published on: 31 October 2011

  2. Research

    Case management of malaria fever in Cambodia: results from national anti-malarial outlet and household surveys

    Continued progress towards global reduction in morbidity and mortality due to malaria requires scale-up of effective case management with artemisinin-combination therapy (ACT). The first case of artemisinin re...

    Megan Littrell, Hellen Gatakaa, Sochea Phok, Henrietta Allen, Shunmay Yeung, Char Meng Chuor, Lek Dysoley, Duong Socheat, Angus Spiers, Chris White, Tanya Shewchuk, Desmond Chavasse and Kathryn A O'Connell

    Malaria Journal 2011 10:328

    Published on: 31 October 2011

  3. Research

    Got ACTs? Availability, price, market share and provider knowledge of anti-malarial medicines in public and private sector outlets in six malaria-endemic countries

    Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the first-line malaria treatment throughout most of the malaria-endemic world. Data on ACT availability, price and market share are needed to provide a firm evide...

    Kathryn A O'Connell, Hellen Gatakaa, Stephen Poyer, Julius Njogu, Illah Evance, Erik Munroe, Tsione Solomon, Catherine Goodman, Kara Hanson, Cyprien Zinsou, Louis Akulayi, Jacky Raharinjatovo, Ekundayo Arogundade, Peter Buyungo, Felton Mpasela, Chérifatou Bello Adjibabi…

    Malaria Journal 2011 10:326

    Published on: 31 October 2011

  4. Methodology

    The ACTwatch project: methods to describe anti-malarial markets in seven countries

    Policy makers, governments and donors are faced with an information gap when considering ways to improve access to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and malaria diagnostics including rapid diagnostic...

    Tanya Shewchuk, Kathryn A O'Connell, Catherine Goodman, Kara Hanson, Steven Chapman and Desmond Chavasse

    Malaria Journal 2011 10:325

    Published on: 31 October 2011

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