By Mamadi M. Khonte
Freetown — The Ministry of Health and Sanitation National Malaria Control Programme is conducting an Anti-Malaria Treatment Efficacy and Safety Study in four sentinel sites starting from February to June 2016.
The Study which is in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) would target children between aged 6 months to 59 months affected with fever.
The Safety Study is designed towards evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of the first line antimalarial drugs used for treating uncomplicated falciparum malaria, providing the minimum information essential for programmatic decision-making. The study would be conducted in George Brooke Community Health Centre, Western Area, Bo Government Hospital, Makeni Regional Hospital and Kenema Government Hospital.