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What is this project led by Fair Future about? Malaria is one of the most severe public health problems in the world. The foundation is dealing with an upsurge in malaria cases as part of these community health actions. Here in Indonesia, and especially in the eastern regions, it is one of the leading causes of death and disease. Young children and pregnant women are the most affected groups. The problem in East Sumba is the staggering rate of cases affecting families and antimalarial drugs unavailable or too expensive. Thank you very much Kawan
Atovaquone-proguanil Brand names: Malarone, Malanil and others; generics available.

Take 1 tablet daily (atovaquone 250 mg + proguanil 100 mg).

Start 1-2 days before entering the malarious area, continue daily during your stay and continue for seven days after leaving.

Note: Take at the same time every day with food or milk.

Doxycycline Brand names: Vibramycin and others; generics available.

Take one tablet daily of 100 mg.

Start one day before entering the malarious area, continue daily during your stay and continue for four weeks after leaving.

Note: When taking this drug, avoid exposure to direct sunlight and use sunscreen with protection against long-range ultraviolet radiation (UVA) to minimize the risk of photosensitive reactions. Take with large amounts of water to prevent oesophagal and stomach irritation.

Mefloquine hydrochloride Brand names: Lariam, Mephaquin, Mefliam and others; generics available.

Take one tablet of 250 mg once a week.

Start 1-2 weeks before entering the malarious area, continue weekly during your stay and continue for four weeks after leaving.

Note: Side effects include nausea and headache, including neurological side effects such as dizziness, ringing of the ears, and loss of balance. Psychiatric side effects include anxiety, depression, mistrustfulness, and hallucinations. Neurological side effects can occur any time during use and can last for long periods of time or become permanent even after the drug is stopped. Seek medical advice if any neurological or psychiatric side effects occur.