Rectal artesunate could halve malaria death rate

January 2009
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jan2009, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the significance of rectal artesunate, an anti-malaria drug, to the treatment of malaria in the rural areas of Africa and Asia. Researchers found that the said drug can help the government in halving the rate of malaria death and permanent disability of patients in Bangladesh, Ghana and Tanzania. Results of the study in 291 villages reveal that there were significant improvements, while others died or were permanently disabled.


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