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Net gain : a new method for preventing malaria deaths


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This book reviews and discusses the development of the treated mosquito net, focusing on the technology, its implementation, and its promotion. It reports that a finely spun net could prevent as many as one-third of all child deaths in Africa. Studies conducted in The Gambia, Ghana, and Kenya show that the insecticide-treated mosquito net reduced the mortality rate of children under 5 years of age by up to 63 percent

WHO model prescribing information : drugs used in parasitic diseases


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WHO Model Prescribing Information is being prepared to provide up-to-date and independent clinical information on essential drugs,including details of dosage, uses, contraindications and adverse effects. It is intended as source material for adaptation by national authorities, in particular in developing countries, that wish to produce drug formularies, data sheets and teaching materials. This second edition of the volume on parasitic diseases covers drugs currently used for the prophylaxis and treatment of protozoal and helinthic infections. The sections on malaria, African trypanosomiasis, cestode infections, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis have been extensively revised in the light of new developments in the treatment of these diseases



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