malaria prophylaxis

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malaria prophylaxis

The use of antimalarial agents to prevent rather than treat malaria.  Prophylaxis is recommended by the CDC when one is travelling to Plasmodium-falciparum-endemic regions.
 
Agents
Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, mefloquine, quinine sulfate, doxycycline (which is not recommended during pregnancy), proguanil, pyrimethamine-sulfadoxine, primaquine, mefloquine (prophylactic agent of choice).
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No chemoprophylaxis is considered to be 100% effective, and measures to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes should be considered the mainstay of malaria prevention.
Others include Africare's community-based malaria prevention and early treatment in Angola--particularly concentrating on refugees and internally displaced persons; the American Red Cross which will provide a free bed net for every adult who accompanies a child under five to measles vaccination campaigns in Equatorial Guinea and Chad; Medicines for Malaria Venture which supports the development and discovery of new anti-malaria drugs; and Project Hope which will establish a "Village Health Bank" pilot programme in Mozambique that combines micro-credit lending with health education.
Using insecticide-treated nets for malaria prevention was consistently ranked top overall.
The drama is set in a fictional, but typical, ruralGambian village and combines stories about the struggles of ordinary people with messages about malaria prevention.
Over the last decade, malaria mortality rates have fallen by more than 25 percent globally thanks to malaria prevention and control measures.
Goal: Strengthen schools, faith based organizations and local media capacity to implement malaria prevention and control interventions.
Our new product offering reflects the feedback from consumers, and brings solutions that will help families work toward malaria prevention.
He said the rapid advances in malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment during recent years had improved the situation in the country and decreased manifold the related mortality and morbidity.
The Malaria Consortium, which also strives to promote child health in Africa and Southeast Asia, was early this month, recognised for "operational excellence in a difficult environment" at the 2013 Alliance for Malaria Prevention Partner's Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
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The overall aim of the Day will be to focus the attention of policy-makers, donors, partners and the wider public on the need to sustain progress in malaria prevention and control and to continue scaling up malaria interventions towards malaria elimination.