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Table 1 Surveys in a nutshell

From: Anti-malarial market and policy surveys in sub-Saharan Africa

  Burundi - March 09
3 survey areas
Sierra Leone - June 09
6 survey areas
Malaria cases/year [1] 2.3 million 2.3 million
Population ~ 8.7 million ~ 6.4 million
Geographic area 27.830 km2 71.740 km2
Public & private outlets assessed 70 127
Availability of AS+AQ (as % of all types of outlets) 25.1% 30.9%
Median price of AS+AQ* Public: median – US$0.16(0.00–2.42)
Private: median – US$0.40 (0.17–2.82)
Public: median – US$1.56(1.56–2.50)
Private: median – US$1.56 (0.16–6.25)
ACTs' dispensers' knowledge on indications for ACTs use 94% of public sector correct
Only 39% of private sector correct
71.9% of public sector correct
Only 15.9% of private sector correct
ASAQ Winthrop® registered Yes, delivered in March 2009 but not yet distributed† Process ongoing by October 2009†
  1. *Presented as public/private and overall because of policy differences between countries.
  2. †These data were obtained at the time of the meeting.