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Availability, Price, and Affordability of Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapies and Other Antimalarial Drugs in Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia: Implication on Universal Access to Malarial Treatments

Malaria is one of the major public health challenges in Ethiopia. Approximately 68% of the population (52 million people) lives in malaria-endemic areas. According to Ethiopian Public Health Emergency Management (PHEM) data, 18% of malaria cases reported in Ethiopia are in the Oromia Region. Only two other regions report more cases of malaria: the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) (30%) and the Amhara Region (28%) (FDRE MOH 2013).

The availability, pricing, and affordability of antimalarial drugs (AMDs) are key indicators of access to malaria treatments. In Ethiopia, very few studies have been conducted about those indicators, particularly for antimalarial medicines.

Using methodology developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Health Action International (HAI) for measuring medicine prices, availability, and affordability, investigators collected and analyzed data from 67 medicine outlets (30 public, 30 private, and 7 nongovernmental organizations [NGOs]) in six geographical zones in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Data were also collected about government procurement prices for the surveyed medicines. Then prices of the medicines were compared to Management Sciences for Health (MSH) international reference prices (IRPs) to obtain median price ratios (MPRs). The salary of  the lowest-paid unskilled government worker was used to evaluate the affordability of standard treatments for malaria

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Reunión de trabajo para evaluar la gestión del suministro de medicamentos antimaláricos (Ecuador)

Con el propósito de analizar estos problemas, AMI organizó una reunión en la ciudad de Cartagena en abril de 2010 y una segunda en Lima en Agosto de 2011. En estas reuniones los participantes discutieron avances y problemas en la gestión del suministro de antimaláricos y acordaron intervenciones nacionales y regionales para enfrentar los problemas que aún persisten.

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Rapport de l’enquête sur la vérification de l’utilisation finale des produits de lutte contre le paludisme au Mali (Mali End Use Verification Survey Report), mai à juin 2013

L’objectif de l’étude est de contribuer à l’amélioration de la disponibilité, de la gestion et de l’utilisation des médicaments et autres intrants antipaludiques dans les structures sanitaires publiques et parapubliques du Mali. Il s’agit d’une étude de type transversal et descriptif qui s’est intéressée aux points de prestation de soins, de distribution et de dispensation des intrants antipaludiques dans les structures sanitaires des régions de Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Ségou et Bamako.

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Toward the Improvement of Antimalarial Quantification in Mali

The National Malaria Control Program (PNLP), with technical support from the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Program and funded by the US Agency for International Development, organized a training workshop on the quantification of antimalarials at the Hotel Columbus on May 7–9, 2013. It was attended by actors involved in needs estimation. […]

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Situación de la gestión del suministro de medicamentos para el tratamiento de la malaria en los países que comparten la cuenca Amazónica y Centroamérica, 2012

El presente informe técnico recoge y actualiza la información acerca de la situación de la gestión del suministro de medicamentos antimaláricos en el 2012 de los países de la cuenca del Amazonas y de dos países centroamericanos.

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