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rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)

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
Ilombe G, Maketa V, Mavoko HM, da Luz RI, Lutumba P, Van geertruyden J
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
Achonduh OA, Mbacham WF, Wiseman V, et al.
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
Bauch JA, Gu JJ, Msellem M, Mårtensson A, Ali AS, Gosling R, Baltzell KA
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:75 (22 February 2013)

Health care providers and residents generally reported consistent use of malaria preventive measures.


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
Landoh ED, Tchamdja P, Saka B, Tint KS, Gitta SN, Wasswa P, Jager C
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:389 (23 November 2012)

This study showed an increase of malaria prevalence despite the implementation of the use of ACT and CHW strategies.


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