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East African Network for Monitoring Antimalarial Treatment

February 2006

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The East African Network for Monitoring Antimalarial Treatment (EANMAT) is a local initiative to strengthen the regional information base on parasite chemosensitivity, on which rational treatment policy can be based. The Network was formed in 1997 with three countries: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Rwanda joined in 2000 and Burundi in 2002. The network has high-level commitment and support from the Ministries of Health in the countries involved. EANMAT brings together representatives of the National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCPs) of the member countries, together with other operational and research expertise. This provides a dynamic assessment of current antimalarial treatment, and the data upon which policy change can be based. The website provides a seachable database of malaria treatment efficacy patterns, a map of sentinel sites where this data is gathered, the network's newsletter (including back issues), which comes out three times a year and includes articles about drug efficacy, recent research, and treatment programmes, and a fieldworkers' guide to in vivo anti-malarial drug efficacy testing

Malaria in Africa : emerging prevention and control strategies : report from a symposium held at the 2001 AAAS annual meeting

2001

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This symposium report consists of four presentations which describe different aspects of malaria in Africa using clear, conversational language. The first is an informative overview of the disease, the second discusses drug strategies, the third is about vector control such as indoor spraying of insecticides and larval control, and the final paper is on international collaboration such as MIM (Multilateral Initiative on Malaria)

Roll Back Malaria : a global partnership

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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Roll Back Malaria (RBM) is a global partnership founded in 1998 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank with the goal of halving the world's malaria burden by 2010. RBM aims to improve and support capacity to scale up action against malaria. This site includes background information on the disease, advocacy material, updates on the efforts of international organisations, and information on the activities of the initiative in capacity development, health policy, technical strategies and more

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