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The contribution of health-care services to a sound and sustainable malaria-control policy

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dc.contributor.author Moerman, F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lengeler, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Chimumbwa, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Talisuna, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Erhart, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Coosemans, M. en_US
dc.contributor.author D'Alessandro, U. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-06T14:33:52Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-06T14:33:52Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1473-3099 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(03)00518-8
dc.identifier.other ITG-P1A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-P5A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-P6A en_US
dc.identifier.other ITG-PLA en_US
dc.identifier.other PARAS en_US
dc.identifier.other U-MALAR en_US
dc.identifier.other U-ENTOM en_US
dc.identifier.other JIF en_US
dc.identifier.other DOI en_US
dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10390/229
dc.description.abstract HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, besides presenting a large mortality and morbidity burden in developing countries, are also responsible for poor economic development. In the past international agencies devoted resources and efforts to control malaria and other diseases without taking into account health-system performance and sustainability. Even assuming that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM)--a recent international initiative--would provide the necessary funds, a poorly performing health-care system will not be able to use these funds optimally. Moreover, even if all interventions are cost-effective, their impact on mortality and morbidity will only be marginal if access to proper care is not guaranteed. It is the responsibility of scientists and health managers to highlight to donor agencies the importance of an accessible and well functioning health-care system at all levels for the control of specific diseases. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Protozoal diseases en_US
dc.subject Malaria en_US
dc.subject Control programs en_US
dc.subject Funding en_US
dc.subject Cost-effectiveness en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Health systems en_US
dc.subject Accessibility en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.title The contribution of health-care services to a sound and sustainable malaria-control policy en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Lancet Infectious Diseases en_US
dc.citation.volume 3 en_US
dc.citation.pages 99-102 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12560195
dc.citation.jabbreviation Lancet Infect Dis en_US


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