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Malaria N° 10 - Subject N° 1


AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO MALARIA CONTROL IN AFRICA
D.M.N. Okenu


SUMMARY
Recently, there has been a strong advocacy for an integrated approach to malaria control. This involves the use of drugs, prompt diagnosis, insecticide sprays and insecticide-treated bednets, improved community-based systems, proper case management, improved health information systems, proper environmental management geared towards vector control, plus a continuous search for an effective vaccine.
This article highlights these components of a multilateral approach to malaria control and is particularly aimed at drawing the attention of health care providers and policy-makers in Africa, where the disease has had a devastating effect.


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