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(2011; 10 pages)
Barillas, Edgar and Walter Flores. 2011. Evaluation of the Performance of Malaria Control Strategies Implemented by Countries in the Amazon Subregion. Submitted to the U.S. Agency for International Development by the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.
To strengthen malaria control programs in countries of the Amazon, a rapid assessment was conducted to determine the performance of four control strategies being implemented by these countries:
(a) residual spraying of homes,
(b) insecticide-treated mosquito nets,
(c) timely diagnosis, and
(d) artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT).
The five countries studied were Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Peru.