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Malaria

Access to antimalarial medicine: improving the affordability and financing of artemisinin-based combination therapies (archived)

September 2003

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Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/CDS/MAL/2003.1095

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Overview

This paper provides a background for further discussion on affordable and sustainable financing policies for artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) in the short and medium-term future. It does not prescribe "solutions”, but instead presents a critical overview of the main policy options to improve affordability and financing.

It focuses on the current situation and addresses the challenges in improving access to combination therapies in African countries, south of the Sahara, which bear the highest malaria burden and suffer the worst consequences of increasing drug resistance.