Accessibility, availability and affordability of anti-malarials in a rural district in Kenya after implementation of a national subsidy scheme

@inproceedings{Smith2011AccessibilityAA,
  title={Accessibility, availability and affordability of anti-malarials in a rural district in Kenya after implementation of a national subsidy scheme},
  author={Nathan B Smith and Andrew Ambogo Obala and Chrispinus J. Simiyu and Diana M. Menya and Barasa O Khwa-Otsyula and Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
  year={2011}
}
Poor access to prompt and effective treatment for malaria contributes to high mortality and severe morbidity. In Kenya, it is estimated that only 12% of children receive anti-malarials for their fever within 24 hours. The first point of care for many fevers is a local medicine retailer, such as a pharmacy or chemist. The role of the medicine retailer as an important distribution point for malaria medicines has been recognized and several different strategies have been used to improve the… CONTINUE READING
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