Presentation identifies the Odisha State in eastern coastal India as a region in the country and world with exceptionally high rates of malaria infection. Odisha, which represents 3% of India’s population was reporting 40% of the nation’s malaria case. The interventions in this state are documented to show the effectiveness of the declining malaria burden
Lack of knowledge of rational use of antimalarial drugs among dispensers is a serious problem, especially in areas of intense transmission thus increasing the risk of resistance and adverse drug reactions.
Objective: This study was aimed at assessing the knowledge of malaria as well as perception and dispensing practices of antimalarials among vendors in Buea community.