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rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)

Malaria case management commodity supply and use by community health workers in Mozambique, 2017

February 26, 2019 - 15:18 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Elizabeth Davlantes, Cristolde Salomao, Flavio Wate, Deonilde Sarmento, Humberto Rodrigues, Eric S. Halsey, Lauren Lewis, Baltazar Candrinho and Rose Zulliger
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:47, 21 February 2019

Variations in geographic and seasonal malaria commodity needs should be considered in CHW kit distribution planning in Mozambique.

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Expanding malaria diagnosis and treatment in Lao PDR: lessons learned from a public–private mix initiative

November 15, 2017 - 16:03 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nouannipha Simmalavong, Sengkham Phommixay, Phoudaliphone Kongmanivong, Odai Sichanthongthip, Bouasy Hongvangthong, Deyer Gopinath and David M. Sintasath
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:460, 13 November 2017

Ensuring adequate and timely supplies of RDTs and ACT to PPM sites is critical.

The role of early detection and treatment in malaria elimination

July 19, 2016 - 16:20 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jordi Landier, Daniel M. Parker, François H. Nosten, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:363, 15 July 2016

Falciparum malaria persists in hard-to-reach areas or demographic groups that are missed by conventional healthcare systems but could be reached by trained community members in a malaria post (MP).

A cross-sectional study of the availability and price of anti-malarial medicines and malaria rapid diagnostic tests in private sector retail drug outlets in rural Western Kenya, 2013

July 19, 2016 - 15:45 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Urbanus Kioko, Christina Riley, Ann M. Buff, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:359, 12 July 2016

Most outlets never stocked RDTs; therefore, testing prior to treatment was unlikely for customers seeking treatment in the private retail sector.

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HRP2 and pLDH-Based Rapid Diagnostic Tests, Expert Microscopy, and PCR for Detection of Malaria Infection during Pregnancy and at Delivery in Areas of Varied Transmission: A Prospective Cohort Study in Burkina Faso and Uganda

July 19, 2016 - 15:21 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Daniel J. Kyabayinze, Issaka Zongo, David Bell, et al.
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PLoS ONE 11(7): e0156954

The study suggests that HRP2-based RDTs are the most appropriate point-of-care test currently available for use during pregnancy especially for symptomatic women, but will still miss some PCR-positive women.

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A qualitative study of perceptions of a mass test and treat campaign in Southern Zambia and potential barriers to effectiveness

April 24, 2015 - 07:10 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kafula Silumbe, Elizabeth Chiyende, Adam Bennett, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:171 (21 April 2015)

These findings highlight the importance of increased community sensitization as part of mass treatment campaigns for improving campaign coverage and acceptance

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Performance of HRP2-based rapid test in children attending the health centre compared to asymptomatic children in the community

August 19, 2014 - 14:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ilombe G, Maketa V, Mavoko HM, da Luz RI, Lutumba P, Van geertruyden J
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :308 (9 August 2014)

HRP-based RDT gives a satisfactory proxy to estimate and monitor malaria endemicity, but the low specificity, far below the selection criteria of the NMCP, DRC is problematic for use in a clinical setting.

Designing and implementing interventions to change clinicians' practice in the management of uncomplicated malaria: lessons from Cameroon

June 10, 2014 - 12:59 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Achonduh OA, Mbacham WF, Wiseman V, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :204 (29 May 2014)

Formative research was an important first step, and it was valuable to engage stakeholders early in the process.

Perception of malaria risk in a setting of reduced malaria transmission: a qualitative study in Zanzibar

February 26, 2013 - 12:31 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Bauch JA, Gu JJ, Msellem M, Mårtensson A, Ali AS, Gosling R, Baltzell KA
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:75 (22 February 2013)
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Health care providers and residents generally reported consistent use of malaria preventive measures.

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Morbidity and mortality due to malaria in Est Mono district, Togo, from 2005 to 2010: a times series analysis

November 26, 2012 - 12:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Landoh ED, Tchamdja P, Saka B, Tint KS, Gitta SN, Wasswa P, Jager C
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:389 (23 November 2012)
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This study showed an increase of malaria prevalence despite the implementation of the use of ACT and CHW strategies.

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