Chloroquine is still treating most malaria cases in Tanzania, and therefore change of policy in combating malaria should be reviewed.Note that Tanzania is discouraging the use of Chloroquine as a first line treatment for malaria, encouraging Fansidar which is not effective in severe cases.Chloroquine is equally important as other antimalaria drugs.

Malaria Research Network: DDT: Chloroquine is still treating most malaria cases in Tanzania, and therefore change of policy in combating malaria should be reviewed.Note that Tanzania is discouraging the use of Chloroquine as a first line treatment for malaria, encouraging Fansidar which is not effective in severe cases.Chloroquine is equally important as other antimalaria drugs.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Frank Allan Komakoma on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 - 12:51 pm:

Chloroquine is equally important as any antimalarial drug.It shouldn't be discouraged.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Bolaji N. Thomas on Thursday, March 22, 2001 - 05:44 am:

I personally do not share the belief of most countries in East Africa changing chloroquine as a first-line drug for the management of malaria.

I have believed and still believe in the efficacy of chloroquine for acute malaria cases in West Africa and Africa generally. We only need to review our dispensing methods, improve on our advocacy methods and carry out thorough studies before consigning this wonder drug to the trash can of history


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