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Progress toward malaria elimination in Jazan Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 2000–2014

  • Ibrahim M. El Hassan1Email author,
  • Ahmed Sahly2,
  • Mohammed H. Alzahrani3,
  • Raafat F. Alhakeem2,
  • Mohammed Alhelal2,
  • Abdollah Alhogail2,
  • Adil A. H. Alsheikh2,
  • Abdullah M. Assiri2,
  • Tageddin B. ElGamri2,
  • Ibrahim A. Faragalla2,
  • Mohammed Al-Atas2,
  • Mohammed A. Akeel1,
  • Ibrahim Bani1,
  • Hussein M. Ageely1,
  • Abdulaziz A. BinSaeed2,
  • David Kyalo4,
  • Abdisalan M. Noor4, 5 and
  • Robert W. Snow4, 5
Malaria Journal201514:444

DOI: 10.1186/s12936-015-0858-1

Received: 14 June 2015

Accepted: 22 August 2015

Published: 9 November 2015

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Archived Comments

  1. Correction of the first-line treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Saudi Arabia.

    25 November 2015

    Ahmed Adeel, College of Medicine, King saud University

    Sir,

      Under " Changing malaria treatment practices",  the article mentions "AQ-AP" and "AQ-SP".These  should be replaced with  "AS-SP" .As correctly mentioned in the article elsewhere ,the first-line treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Saudi Arabia is artesunate-sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine (AS-SP).Amodiaquine  (AQ) has not been included in the malaria treatment policy in this country. [1,2]

    References:
    1:WHO World Malaria Report 2014, Country Profiles, Saudi Arabia.

    2:Nzila A and  Al-Zahrani I :Drugs for the treatment of malaria in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Saudi Med J 2013; 34: 569-578.


    Prof. Ahmed A. Adeel
    College of medicine,
    King Saud University,
    POBox 2925
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Competing interests

    I have no competing interest in the issue discussed in this comment.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Faculty of Medicine, University of Jazan
(2)
Ministry of Health
(3)
Public Health Directorate, Ministry of Health
(4)
Spatial Health Metrics Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Programme
(5)
Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford

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