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The key to successful malaria eradication in Palestine/Israel 90 years ago

June 1, 2012 - 15:25 -- Anton Alexander

The article or blog ‘How was malaria of 100 years ago eradicated in Palestine/Israel? And without vaccine?’ of 21st May 2012 seemed incomplete, and needed an additional essential point explained.


January 7, 2012 - 16:38 -- Tom Olijhoek

 While in Europe the European ‘s Commission Digital Agenda is paving the way for Open Access to publicly funded research data (Data Access ) and Publications (OpenAire plus), the political landscape in the US looks quite differently.

Malaria in Turkey: Successful control and strategies for achieving elimination

August 30, 2011 - 11:50 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Ahmet Özbilgin, Seher Topluoglu, Saffet Es, Elif Islek, Salih Mollahaliloglu, Yasin Erkoc
Acta Tropica, Volume 120, Issues 1-2, October-November 2011, Pages 15-23

Turkey is located in the middle of Asia, Africa and Europe, close to Caucasia, Balkans and Middle East in subtropical climate zone.

Open Access | Seasonal and geographic differences in treatment-seeking and household cost of febrile illness among children in Malawi

February 10, 2011 - 11:26 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Ewing VL, Lalloo DG, Phiri KS, Roca-Feltrer A, Mangham LJ, SanJoaquin MA
Malaria Journal 2011, 10:32 (8 February 2011)

Those living in hard-to-reach areas were less likely to attend a health facility for a childhood febrile event and experienced greater associated household costs.

Happy New Year! Getting serious about GMO risks in 2011

January 1, 2011 - 23:34 -- Mark Benedict

As a gift to start 2011, I thought I’d help the anti-GMO-no-way-no-how folks with a critique of their arguments, and I’ll offer some real meat for them with which they might get greater respect. Let’s start 2011 by establishing some common ground.



Assessing the Performance of Nurses in the Management of Malaria Patients in Tanzania

November 9, 2010 - 07:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Shogo Kanamori, Thecla W. Kohi, Tumaini Nyamhanga, and Sixbert Mkude
J Trop Pediatr 2010, 2 November 2010,

The nurses do not satisfy the required standard in the management of malaria patients. The weak areas identified by the study are the quinine IV administration and health education provided to patients.

My introduction

October 31, 2010 - 06:09 -- Ron Marchand

My name is Ron Marchand (1951), Dutch, biologist by training and I started to work in malaria entomology in 1978 with studies on the mating behaviour and biochemical identification of sibling species of the An. gambiae Group in Tanzania. For a too short time after that I was involved in a prematurely ended research programme to develop genetic control methods for malaria vectors in the Netherlands.


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