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The purpose of this study is to determine if adherence and effectiveness of AL in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in children aged under five years using blister packs with pictorial leaflets can be at levels comparable to those with unit dosed age specific pre-packs.
Prompt and adequate treatment of clinical malaria episodes remains one of the key elements of malaria control and this partly depends on patients' compliance to treatment. Uganda adopted Artemether-Lumefantrine (AL) as first line treatment for uncomplicated malaria. This is available at the health facilities in form of 6 dose pre-packs with different doze strengths in different packages. However, concerns about the costs and stock-outs of these packages have been raised and alternative equally efficacious alternatives need to be determined in order to reduce these problems. This study will assess if AL blister-packs can act as alternatives to the unit dose age specific pre-packs in the public sector
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
AL Blister-packs with Instruction leaflets, AL unit dose age specific pre-packs
Mulanda Health centre IV
Malaria Consortium, Uganda
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:02-0400
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