Treatment, Diagnostic Advancements, Health Worker Training Help Reduce Malaria Death Rates Among African Children

New York Times: In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria
“…Now, after 13 years of effort, a set of stopgap measures to keep youngsters alive long enough to get them to a clinic has been developed. Initial testing suggests the measures can dramatically cut death rates; in one pilot project in Zambia, they dropped by 96 percent. The most important new element is artesunate delivered as a soft rectal suppository. … Other advances that help save children with malaria include rapid diagnostic tests, training local health workers to recognize the disease, and a fleet of bicycle ambulances…” (McNeil, 12/10).

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