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Copula geoadditive modelling of anaemia and malaria in young children in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

November 10, 2020 - 13:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Roberts DJ, Zewotir T
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J Health Popul Nutr. 2020 Nov 6;39(1):8

Anaemia and malaria are the leading causes of sub-Saharan African childhood morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to explore the complex relationship between anaemia and malaria in young children across the districts or counties of four contiguous sub-Saharan African countries, namely Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda, while accounting for the effects of socio-economic, demographic and environmental factors. Geospatial maps were constructed to visualise the relationship between the two responses across the districts of the countries.

Uncomplicated falciparum malaria among schoolchildren in Bajil district of Hodeidah governorate, west of Yemen: association with anaemia and underweight

October 8, 2020 - 08:12 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Talal S. Alwajeeh, Rashad Abdul-Ghani, Amal F. Allam, Hoda F. Farag, Safia S. M. Khalil, Amel Y. Shehab, Mona H. El-Sayad, Raed A. Alharbi, Shaia S. R. Almalki and Ahmed A. Azazy
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Malaria Journal 2020 19:358, 7 October 2020

Malaria, malnutrition and anaemia are major public health problems in Yemen, with Hodeidah being the most malaria-afflicted governorate. To address the lack of relevant studies, this study was conducted to determine the prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum and its relation to nutritional status and haematological indices among schoolchildren in Bajil district of Hodeidah governorate, west of Yemen.

Highlighting the burden of malarial infection and disease in the neonatal period: making sense of different concepts

September 1, 2020 - 09:59 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Abel Nhama, Rosauro Varo and Quique Bassat
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:311, 28 August 2020

In malaria-endemic areas, the first year of life is indisputably considered one of the most vulnerable periods for malaria disease, and malaria-associated mortality in this age group is typically high, usually as a consequence of severe anaemia, among other possible complications.

Interferon-gamma polymorphisms and risk of iron deficiency and anaemia in Gambian children

June 12, 2020 - 13:58 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Abuga KM, Rockett KA, Muriuki JM, Koch O, Nairz M, Sirugo G, Bejon P, Kwiatkowski DP, Prentice AM, Atkinson SH
Reference: 
Wellcome Open Res. 2020 Jun 2; 5:40

Anaemia is a major public health concern especially in African children living in malaria-endemic regions. Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) is elevated during malaria infection and is thought to influence erythropoiesis and iron status. Genetic variants in the IFN-γ gene (IFNG) are associated with increased IFN-γ production. We investigated putative functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and haplotypes of IFNG in relation to nutritional iron status and anaemia in Gambian children over a malaria season.

Improving the effectiveness of point of care tests for malaria and anaemia: a qualitative study across three Ghanaian antenatal clinics

May 21, 2020 - 06:37 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Palmer T, Aiyenigba AO, Bates I, Okyere DD, Tagbor H, Ampofo GD
Reference: 
BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 May 19; 20(1):444

Anaemia and malaria are both major contributors to maternal and child mortality, and morbidity, with some of the worst outcomes occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Point of care tests (POCT), if used appropriately, provide a simple, inexpensive form of diagnostic testing, as a reliable alternative when laboratory tests are not readily available. In such resource limited settings, clinical staff tend to rely on symptom-based diagnosis and presumptive treatment. This study uses qualitative methods to identify the current practice of POCT use for malaria and anaemia, to explore the enablers and barriers to effective implementation of these POCT, and to determine how relationships between each of the stakeholder groups may impact on POCT use.

Impact evaluation of malaria control interventions on morbidity and all-cause child mortality in Mali, 2000–2012

November 17, 2018 - 08:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kassoum Kayentao, Lia S. Florey, Jules Mihigo, Abdoul Doumbia, Aliou Diallo, Diakalia Koné, Ogobara Doumbo and Erin Eckert
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2018 17:424

Taken as a whole, the evidence supports the conclusion that malaria control interventions substantially contributed to the observed decline in ACCM in Mali from 2000 to 2012, even in the context of continued high prevalence of parasitaemia explained by contextual factors such as climate change and political instability.

Malaria, anaemia and nutritional status among schoolchildren in relation to ecosystems, livelihoods and health systems in Kilosa District in central Tanzania

June 24, 2015 - 06:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Leonard E.G. Mboera, Veneranda M. Bwana, Susan F. Rumisha, Robert C. Malima, Malongo R.S. Mlozi, Benjamin K. Mayala, Grades Stanley, Tabitha Mlacha
Reference: 
BMC Public Health 2015, 15:553

This study was conducted in four villages, two characterised by rice irrigation ecosystem and the other two by dry savannah ecosystem and pastoral livelihoods. In each ecosystem, one of the villages had a healthcare facility.

The relationship between Plasmodium infection, anaemia and nutritional status in asymptomatic children aged under five years living in stable transmission zones in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

March 7, 2015 - 09:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Vivi Maketa, Hypolite Mavoko, Raquel da Luz, Josué Zanga, Joachim Lubiba, Albert Kalonji, Pascal Lutumba, Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:83 (18 February 2015)

The objective of this study was to assess PI prevalence and its relationship with known morbidity factors in a vulnerable but asymptomatic stratum of the population.

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Malaria and haematologic parameters of pupils at different altitudes along the slope of Mount Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

June 14, 2013 - 13:37 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kimbi HK, Sumbele IU, Nweboh M, Anchang-Kimbi JK, Lum E, Nana Y, Ndip LM, Njom H, Lehman LG
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:193 (9 June 2013)
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This study examines the influence of malaria status and altitude on haematologic parameters in school-aged pupils.

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A systematic review of the application and utility of geographical information systems for exploring disease-disease relationships in paediatric global health research: the case of anaemia and malaria

January 14, 2013 - 15:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ashley AA, Perumal N, Cole DC
Reference: 
International Journal of Health Geographics 2013, 12:1 (10 January 2013)
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To assess the current state of knowledge we conducted a systematic review of peer-reviewed and grey literature. Our primary objective was to qualitatively assess the application and utility of geographical concepts or spatial analyses in paediatric global health research.

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