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Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in the East African community

Nabudere, H.; Upunda, G.L.; Juma, M.

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 26(2): 255-259


ISSN/ISBN: 1471-6348
PMID: 20392338
DOI: 10.1017/s026646231000019x
Accession: 038903694

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A half-day policy dialogue meeting was held by the Uganda country office of the Regional East African Community Health Policy Initiative in April 2008. Participation included researchers, policy makers, health managers, and civil society. There was general agreement about the feasibility of two of the policy options in the Ugandan context. Some delegates advocated for the inclusion of Rapid Diagnostic Kits to support use of ACTs by CHWs. It was believed that there was need for more evidence to support social health insurance. A key output was the decision by a senior policy maker to include the policy brief as one of the resource documents to develop the new National Health Policy document (2009), which provides direction for the health sector for the next 10 years.

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