Effective treatment for severe malaria

2011
Nathan Ford, Medical Coordinator, MSF & George Jagoe,Executive Vice-President, Global Access, MMV

Artesunate injection (administered either intravenously or intramuscularly) is now the WHO recommended first-line treatment for patients with severe malaria. It is vital that treatment for severe malaria be injectable as the condition often renders patients unconscious or likely to vomit an orally administered medication.

Why is artesunate injection better than quinine in the treatment of severe malaria?

Nathan Ford, Medical Coordinator, MSF

Why was the prequalification of artesunate injection essential and what challenges lie ahead for the treatment of severe malaria?

Nathan Ford, Medical Coordinator, MSF

What needs to happen for the successful uptake of artesunate injection for the treatment of severe malaria?

George Jagoe,Executive Vice-President, Global Access, MMV