STUDIES TO PROFFER SOLUTIONS TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM THERAPEUTIC CONTROL MALARIA MEASURES
Enukeme U. Juliet*, Onyemachi E. N. Prince and Nwokoro O. Roseline
Control of malaria is now accepted by W.H.O instead of eradication programme. The latest strategy is the roll back malaria RBM initiative adopted in 1998. This latest initiative has been addressed with detailed preventive measures and concerned against mosquito breeding and transmission of malaria parasites from man to man. It is felt that a lot could be achieved if some yawning gaps, are closed in treatment of malaria in therapeutic control of malaria. The above necessitated this study where the authors and some selected influential stakeholders in this subject in local Government Area of the State gathered and elaborated on the issues in malaria control that could be handled by adequate therapeutic control measures. The exercise considered early reporting of suspected symptoms of malaria for treatment within a day. Provision and training of staff are secured for nearby prompt and adequate treatment centers. The panels reach consensus about what to do to tackle successfully each area in therapeutic control measures. It is believed that their recommendations if put in place anywhere in Nigeria or indeed elsewhere will help to effect adequate therapeutic measures to achieve the much needed malaria control programme.
Keywords: Strengthening, Therapeutic Malaria Control Measures.
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