Is the Expanded Programme on Immunisation the most appropriate delivery system for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in West Africa?

@article{Chandramohan2007IsTE,
  title={Is the Expanded Programme on Immunisation the most appropriate delivery system for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in West Africa?},
  author={Daniel DC Chandramohan and Jayne Webster and Lucy T Smith and Timothy Awine and Seth Owusu-Agyei and Ilona Carneiro},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={743-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the coverage and equity of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) and its effect on age schedule, seasonality of malaria risk, and linked intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) in West Africa. METHOD Secondary analyses of data from a trial of IPT in Ghana. The potential effectiveness and impact of EPI-linked IPT in West Africa was calculated using the coverage of Diptheria Pertussis Tetanus vaccination obtained from national surveys and the reported protective… CONTINUE READING

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