Category Archives: malaria

Don’t Suarez it!

Matt and I just got back from a National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) meeting. The second such four hour long affair that TAMTAM has attended, the meeting excited me. The meeting consisted of 25 people from the NMCP itself, USAID, … Continue reading

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It’s arrived!

Yesterday’s meeting started with an ode to Jesus; today’s with an ode to the first world cup in Africa!  The men wore white to celebrate.  We have begun working hard and only caught glimpses of the beginning of the South … Continue reading

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What are ACTs?

They are artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), which the World Health Organization recommends as the first-line treatment for malaria throughout Africa.  The idea is that a combination therapy will prevent malaria parasites from becoming resistant to artemisinin, the last available malaria … Continue reading

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