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 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, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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