Injections, Cocktails and Diviners: Therapeutic Flexibility in the Context of Malaria Elimination and Drug Resistance in Northeast Cambodia

@inproceedings{Gryseels2013InjectionsCA,
  title={Injections, Cocktails and Diviners: Therapeutic Flexibility in the Context of Malaria Elimination and Drug Resistance in Northeast Cambodia},
  author={Charlotte Gryseels and Sambunny Uk and Annette Erhart and Ren{\'e} Gerrets and Vincent Sluydts and Lies Durnez and Joan Muela Ribera and Susanna Hausmann Muela and Didier M{\'e}nard and Somony Heng and Tho Sochantha and Umberto d’Alessandro and Marc Coosemans and Koen Peeters Grietens},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Adherence to effective malaria medication is extremely important in the context of Cambodia's elimination targets and drug resistance containment. Although the public sector health facilities are accessible to the local ethnic minorities of Ratanakiri province (Northeast Cambodia), their illness itineraries often lead them to private pharmacies selling "cocktails" and artemether injections, or to local diviners prescribing animal sacrifices to appease the spirits. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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