Published: Monday, 22 February 2016 10:42
Dr. Abubakarr Fofanah Minister of Health and Sanitation
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation National Malaria Control Programme in collaboration with the World Health Organisation Country Office is currently conducting an Antimalarial Treatment Efficacy and Safety Study expected to end in June 2016.
The design of the study is to evaluate the Therapeutic Efficacy of the first line Antimalaria drugs used for treating uncomplicated falciparum malarial. Beneficiaries include Children aged between six months to 59 months presenting themselves with fever (warm body). Medicines to be tested are Artesunate +Amodiaquine, Artemether-Lumefantrine and Dihydroarte misinin + Piperaquine.
Study will be conducted in four sentinel sites: George Brooke Community Health Centre, Makeni Regional Hospital and Government Hospital.
Freetown, Feb, 18 – 016 – (MOHS)