Centre for International Health
New research project

Does prolonged malaria treatment save lives?

A new GLOBVAC project will examine whether it is safe and effective to routinely provide antimalarial drugs during the first three months after discharge from hospital.


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It is a large multinational project and aims to find out whether malaria treatment will improve the health of children with anaemia after discharge from hospital. The researchers will also study whether this could be a simple, cost-effective method to prevent disease, readmission to hospital and even death.

Professor in Health Economics, Bjarne Robberstad, is project manager for the Norwegian part of the project. The project is hosted at the Centre for International Health (University of Bergen).

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