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Mass drug administration for malaria (Review)

Poirot, Eugenie, Skarbinski, Jacek, Sinclair, David, Kachur, S. Patrick, Slutsker, Laurence and Hwang, Jimee (2013) 'Mass drug administration for malaria (Review)'. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 12, CD008846.

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Mass drug administration (MDA), defined as the empiric administration of a therapeutic antimalarial regimen to an entire population at the same time, has been a historic component of many malaria control and elimination programmes, but is not currently recommended. With renewed interest in MDA and its role in malaria elimination, this review aims to summarize the findings from existing research studies and program experiences of MDA strategies for reducing malaria burden and transmission.

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Additional Information: This review is published as a Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12, CD008846. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to comments and criticisms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Review.
Subjects: QV Pharmacology > Anti-Inflammatory Agents. Anti-Infective Agents. Antineoplastic Agents > QV 256 Antimalarials
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 770 Therapy
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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Depositing User: Christianne Esparza
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 15:28
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:06


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