The authors conducted a review of the effects of adding a single dose (or short course) of primaquine to malaria treatment with the aim of reducing the transmission of malaria. Their study includes17 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and one quasi-RCT.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s Evidence Building and Synthesis Research Programme which is led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Patricia M Graves, Hellen Gelband and Paul Garner. Primaquine or other 8-aminoquinoline for reducing Plasmodium falciparum transmission. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015 February 19; (2): 1–115.
Primaquine or other 8-aminoquinoline for reducing Plasmodium falciparum transmission
Published 19 February 2015