by Adam Bennett, Donal Bisanzio, Joshua O Yukich et al.
The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 5, No. 4, e418–e427, April 2017
Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are the most effective treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection. Using data from national health surveys, the authors estimated how many children who had certain signs of malaria received ACT. Despite progress during the 2003–15 malaria programme, ACT treatment for children with malaria remains unacceptably low. More work is needed at the country level to understand how health-care access, service delivery, and ACT supply might be improved to ensure appropriate treatment for all children with malaria.