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Evaluation of Malaria Diagnostic Methods as a Key for Successful Control and Elimination Programs

June 26, 2020 - 15:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mbanefo A, Kumar N
Reference: 
Trop Med Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 19; 5(2):E102

Malaria is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) world malaria report for 2018, there were 228 million cases and 405,000 deaths worldwide. This paper reviews and highlights the importance of accurate, sensitive and affordable diagnostic methods in the fight against malaria. The PubMed online database was used to search for publications that examined the different diagnostic tests for malaria.

Coverage of community case management for malaria through CHWs: a quantitative assessment using primary household surveys of high-burden areas in Chhattisgarh state of India

June 26, 2020 - 15:13 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Samir Garg, Preeti Gurung, Mukesh Dewangan and Prabodh Nanda
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:213, 22 June 2020

Community Case Management of Malaria (CCMM) has been implemented through community health workers (CHWs) in many countries. Existing studies have shown that CHWs can be viable means of implementing CCMM. However, not many studies have examined the coverage under large-scale CCMM programmes. India is a big contributor to global malaria burden. Chhattisgarh is a leading state in India in terms of malaria incidence and mortality. CCMM was implemented on a large scale through the ‘mitanin’ CHWs in rural Chhattisgarh from 2015. Under CCMM, 37,696 CHWs in 84 high-burden administrative blocks of the state were trained and equipped with rapid diagnostic tests (RDT), artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and chloroquine.

Challenges encountered by local health volunteers in early diagnosis and prompt treatment of malaria in Myanmar artemisinin resistance containment zones

June 6, 2016 - 17:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Myat Htut Nyunt, Khin Myo Aye, Khin Thiri Kyaw, Soe Soe Han, Thin Thin Aye, Khin Thet Wai and Myat Phone Kyaw
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:308, 6 June 2016

Adequate refresher training, monitoring, supervision, and regular reliable supply of RDTs and anti-malarials were needed for capacity strengthening of volunteers in MARC zones.

Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic for malaria in Extra- Amazon Region, Brazil

November 26, 2012 - 12:54 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
de Oliveira MR, Giozza SP, Peixoto HM, Romero GA
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:390 (23 November 2012)
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Background

The analysis of cost-effectiveness of malaria diagnosis technologies in the Brazilian Extra- Amazon Region depends on the exclusive or shared use of the microscopy.

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