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Objective  To investigate how delayed introduction of sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (Fansidar®) and arthemeter–lumefantrine (Coartem®) as first‐line drugs for malaria in KwaZulu‐Natal contributed to the reported epidemics of 1985–1988 and 1997–2001.

Keywords: KwaZulu‐Natal; chloroquine; drug policy; malaria; resistance; sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1:  Department of Public Health Medicine, University KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2:  Malaria Research Programme, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa

Publication date: September 1, 2009

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