Cost of Antimalarial Medication in Kenya

My friend and I just bought the Mephaquin antimalarial medication in Nairobi, Kenya. Since we’ll be in Kenya for another 3 weeks, and then Ghana for a month volunteering with Lumana Credit, we bought 8 weeks worth for 1500 Kenyan Shillings (about $19 US dollars at the current exchange rate).

The malarone antimalarial medication, which I believe is the most effective, was about 3 times as expensive at about 2000 Kenyan Shillings per 4 week dose (so 4000 Shillings for 8 weeks).

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow.com from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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