The quality of anti-malarials : a study in selected African countries

MAPONGA, Charles
ONDARI, Clive
Publication Date 
May 2003
54 p

This was a pilot study to assess the quality of anti-malarials in selected African countries, and to determine whether the quality of these products was related to the level of the distribution chain at which the samples were collected. The data from this study indicate significant problems of substandard anti-malarial products circulating within the drug distribution chains in the African region. It therefore recommends that quality surveillance systems be set up within drug regulatory authorities in the region and that support be given to manufacturers to improve compliance with good manufacturing practices

Document No:
WHO/EDM/PAR/2003.4
Series:
EDM Research Series No 30
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