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(From New Vision (Uganda) - AAGM)
Byline: Denis Ocwich
Uganda will soon launch a new stronger anti-malaria drug combination to replace the Chloroquine+Fansidar, which has become weaker as the first-line treatment of plasmodium falciparum, the most common type of malaria parasite.
Speaking at a public dialogue at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala recently, Dr John Bosco Rwakimari, the programme manager of National Malaria Control Programme, said the new artemisinin-based combination therapy , artemether-lumefantrine, has been approved and pre-packed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
According to the World Malaria Report 2005, over 12 …