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Netting malaria: to subsidise or not subsidise?

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Do subsidies improve access to and use of malaria prevention treatments like Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and insecticide-treated nets (ITNs)? 

The demand for ACTs in Kenya is very low at market price. Demand increased with a very high subsidy, but nearly half of the subsidised pills went to patients without malaria. Reducing the level of subsidy greatly increases the share of ...

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