What is it about?

The study seeks to determine how common the practice of self-medication with malaria medication is among postpartum mothers and identify factors that determine the practice of antimalarial self-medication among the women living in a rural community in Nigeria

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Why is it important?

The importance of the study is to identify high-risk practices that can increase susceptibility to antimalarial resistance as well as drug toxicity in the target population


The study is important because of the high prevalence of antimicrobial self-medication in low-and-middle-income countries due to increased availability of antimicrobial agents as over-the-counter drugs

Dr Osede Ignis Iribhogbe
Ambrose Alli University EKpoma Edo State Nigeria

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This page is a summary of: Self‐medication practice with antimalarials & the determinants of malaria treatment‐seeking behavior among postpartum mothers in a rural community in Nigeria, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, December 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/pds.5178.
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