Malaria

Methods for surveillance of antimalarial drug efficacy

November 2009

Authors:
World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 90
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241597531

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Overview

Routine monitoring of antimalarial drug efficacy is necessary for effective case management and early detection of resistance. WHO recommends that the efficacy of first and second-line antimalarial treatments be tested at least once every 24 months at all sentinel sites. When studies are conducted according to a standard protocol over a period of time, the data provides a key resource for informing national treatment policy.

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