Global Health Council Research Associate Lillian Benjamin is at the 5th MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the first of her posts from the conference. NAIROBI, Kenya — Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT), the administration of a full course of an antimalarial drug as a therapeutic dose,  has widely been accepted as a  protective…

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Last Thursday, we saw an interesting piece in The Guardian, the well-regarded British newspaper, on the challenges of providing malaria treatment in Africa to those that need it.  We thought Sarah Boseley, the Guardian health editor, documented well the dire lack of Coartem malaria treatment in much of Uganda. But we were dismayed by the…

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