Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of artemisinin-based combination antimalarial drugs and malaria rapid diagnostic tests within the context of effective vector control : case study of Southern Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor McIntyre, Di en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Barnes, Karen en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Zikusooka, Charlotte Muheki en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-12T07:06:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-12T07:06:19Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Zikusooka, C. 2006. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of artemisinin-based combination antimalarial drugs and malaria rapid diagnostic tests within the context of effective vector control : case study of Southern Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7439
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-265) en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study seeks to use the techniques of cost-effectiveness analysis to evaluate, within the context of effective vector control, the change to artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) as first line malaria treatment and to evaluate the relevance of using definitive diagnosis (as opposed to clinical diagnosis) as the basis for initiating malaria treatment, especially when using ACTs for treatment. The cost-effectiveness of ACTs was evaluated in two study sites (i.e. In Kwazulu Natal which switched from SP monotherapy to AL in 2001 and in Mpumalanga which changed from SP monotherapy to AS+SP in 2003) in South Africa. The economic evaluation of use of routine definitive diagnosis as part of malaria case management, using rapid diagnostic tests (ROTs), was undertaken at two districts (Namaacha and Matutuine), in southern Mozambique, where routine use of ROTs and treating malaria patients with an ACT (using artesunate + SP) were implemented at pilot level in 2003. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Public Health en_ZA
dc.title Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of artemisinin-based combination antimalarial drugs and malaria rapid diagnostic tests within the context of effective vector control : case study of Southern Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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