Health worker and policy-maker perspectives on use of intramuscular artesunate for pre-referral and definitive treatment of severe malaria at health posts in Ethiopia

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Kefyalew, Takele; Kebede, Zelalem; Getachew, Dawit; Mukanga, David; Awano, Tessema; Tekalegne, Agonafer; Batisso, Esey; Edossa, Wasihun; Mekonnen, Emebet; Tibenderana, James; Baba, Ebenezer Sheshi; Shumba, Constance; Nankabirwa, Joaniter I.; Hamade, Prudence;
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: Malaria Journal,volume 15,issue 1 (issn: 1475-2875, eissn: 1475-2875)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5070158, doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1561-6
  • Subject: Severe malaria | Infectious Diseases | Intramuscular artesunate | Intra-rectal artesunate | Research | RC955-962 | RC109-216 | Health extension worker | Perspectives | Health post | Infectious and parasitic diseases | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | Parasitology

Abstract Background The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends injectable artesunate given either intravenously or by the intramuscular route for definitive treatment for severe malaria and recommends a single intramuscular dose of intramuscular artesunate or intram... View more