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Changing the malaria treatment protocol policy in Timor-Leste: an examination of context, process, and actors’ involvement

Martins, João S; Zwi, Anthony B; Hobday, Karen; Bonaparte, Fernando; Kelly, Paul M

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In 2007 Timor-Leste, a malaria endemic country, changed its Malaria Treatment Protocol for uncomplicated falciparum malaria from sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine to artemether-lumefantrine. The change in treatment policy was based on the rise in morbidity due to malaria and perception of increasing drug resistance. Despite a lack of nationally available evidence on drug resistance, the Ministry of Health decided to change the protocol. The policy process leading to this change was examined through a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95499
Source: Health Research Policy and Systems
DOI: 10.1186/1478-4505-11-16

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