Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 8th, 2005
Every year over a million children die of malaria in Africa. The majority of fatalities occur outside hospital, especially in rural areas. For those who do make it to a hospital, half of deaths occur within 24 hours of admission.
Conventional treatment, given by injection, is not possible to administer outside hospital, so buying time by starting treatment which is easy to administer in the community is crucial.
Researchers in Uganda compared...
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