Challenges in the response of public health in this area includes the following:
1) a lack of medical records or documentation of predeparture therapy;
2) Limited Medicaid reimbursement for therapy and follow-up care due to the lack of documentation;
3) Difficulty in securing the appropriate treatment since Malarone is not on the FDOH.
A formulary; and 4) Initial difficulty in locating a Kirundi interpreter for the interviews. (Epi Update, 2008)
VI. BARRIERS and MISCONCEPTIONS
Barriers to funding and focus on prevention, treatment and eradication efforts are identified to be those as follows:
Malaria no longer 'king of diseases' in the tropics and hardly any threat to the industrialized countries of the North
Malariologists no longer in charge - new breed of 'managers' have taken command
Basic research dominates and the little applied research that is funded has little operational links with control programs
More complex international infrastructure; countries need to...
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