Infant malaria can be cut by a third

Infant malaria infections can be cut by up to 30% when anti-malarial drugs are given intermittently over a 12-month period, according to a study.

The three-year trial showed the intermittent preventative treatment (IPT) method was effective against two strains of malaria. This is the first time anti-malarial drugs have prevented infection against both strains of malaria.

The IPT method is a cheap and effective malaria treatment but it should be used in conjunction with other healthcare and vaccination services.

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