Marked reduction in antibiotic usage following intensive malaria control in a cohort of Ugandan children

  02 December 2021

Intensive malaria control may have additional benefits beyond reducing the incidence of symptomatic malaria. We compared antibiotic treatment of children before and after the implementation of highly effective malaria control interventions in Tororo, a historically high transmission area of Uganda.

In a historically high transmission setting, the implementation of highly effective vector control interventions was followed by a marked reduction in antibiotic treatment of children. This added benefit of malaria control could have important implications for antibiotic prescribing practices, efforts to curtail antimicrobial resistance, and health system costs.

Further reading: BMC Medicine
Author(s): Paul J. Krezanoski, Michelle E. Roh, John Rek, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Sarah G. Staedke, Susan Nayiga, Michelle S. Hsiang, David Smith, Moses Kamya & Grant Dorsey
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