The paper from MMV and DNDI describes the dramatic increase in the availability and diversification of treatment options, the advantages of ACTs and their use in global treatment strategies, and how to prolong their effectiveness. Almost 10 years ago, African countries began a major transformation of malaria treatment protocols in favour of ACTs, turning away from failed treatment regimens based on SP and chloroquine. Since then, ACTs have contributed enormously by providing fast and effective cures for uncomplicated malaria, with over 1.5 billion treatments distributed.
Aspinall, A.; Diap, G.; Jagoe, G.; Kiechel, J.R.; Poll, E. From famine to feast: the transformation of the ACT malaria treatment landscape since 2004. Africa Health (2014) 36 (6) 29-31.