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Burkina Faso

Investigating selected host and parasite factors potentially impacting upon seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Bama, Burkina Faso

July 7, 2020 - 14:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fabrice A. Somé, Thomas Bazié, Hanna Y. Ehrlich, Justin Goodwin, Aine Lehane, Catherine Neya, Kabré Zachari, Martina Wade, Jean-Marie Ouattara, Brian D. Foy, Roch K. Dabiré, Sunil Parikh and Jean-Bosco Ouédraogo
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:238, 6 July 2020

Since 2014, seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) with amodiaquine–sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (AQ–SP) has been implemented on a large scale during the high malaria transmission season in Burkina Faso. This paper reports the prevalence of microscopic and submicroscopic malaria infection at the outset and after the first round of SMC in children under 5 years old in Bama, Burkina Faso, as well as host and parasite factors involved in mediating the efficacy and tolerability of SMC.

Aetiology of acute febrile illness in children in a high malaria transmission area in West Africa

June 9, 2020 - 11:22 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kaboré B, Post A, de Mast Q, et al.
Reference: 
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2020 Jun 4:S1198-743X(20)30306-2

Areas with declining malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa have recently witnessed important changes in the aetiology of childhood acute febrile illness (AFI). Here, we describe the aetiology of AFI in a high malaria transmission area in rural Burkina Faso.

Motivations and expectations driving community participation in entomological research projects: Target Malaria as a case study in Bana, Western Burkina Faso

June 8, 2020 - 15:20 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nourou Barry, Patrice Toé, Lea Pare Toe, Javier Lezaun, Mouhamed Drabo, Roch K. Dabiré and Abdoulaye Diabate
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:199, 5 June 2020

Most field entomology research projects require active participation by local community members. Since 2012, Target Malaria, a not-for-profit research consortium, has been working with residents in the village of Bana, in Western Burkina Faso, in various studies involving mosquito collections, releases and recaptures. The long-term goal of this work is to develop innovative solutions to combat malaria in Africa with the help of mosquito modification technologies. Since the start of the project, Bana residents have played an important role in research activities, yet the motivations and expectations that drive their participation remain under-investigated. This study examines the factors that motivate some members of the local community to contribute to the implementation of Target Malaria’s activities, and, more broadly, explores the reasons that animate citizen participation in entomological research work in malaria-endemic regions.

How to Estimate Optimal Malaria Readiness Indicators at Health-District Level: Findings from the Burkina Faso Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) Data

June 6, 2020 - 14:56 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Rouamba T, Samadoulougou S, Compaoré CS, Tinto H, Gaudart J, Kirakoya-Samadoulougou F
Reference: 
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jun 1;17(11):E3923

One of the major contributors of malaria-related deaths in Sub-Saharan African countries is the limited accessibility to quality care. In these countries, malaria control activities are implemented at the health-district level (operational entity of the national health system), while malaria readiness indicators are regionally representative. This study provides an approach for estimating health district-level malaria readiness indicators from survey data designed to provide regionally representative estimates.

Behavioural plasticity of Anopheles coluzzii and Anopheles arabiensis undermines LLIN community protective effect in a Sudanese-savannah village in Burkina Faso

June 3, 2020 - 15:33 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Perugini E, Guelbeogo WM, Calzetta M, Manzi S, Virgillito C, Caputo B, Pichler V, Ranson H, Sagnon N, Della Torre A, Pombi M
Reference: 
Parasit Vectors. 2020 Jun 1; 13(1):277

Despite the overall major impact of long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in eliciting individual and collective protection to malaria infections, some sub-Saharan countries, including Burkina Faso, still carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. This study aims to analyse the possible entomological bases of LLIN limited impact, focusing on a LLIN-protected village in the Plateau Central region of Burkina Faso.

Malaria Case Fatality Rate among Children under Five in Burkina Faso: An Assessment of the Spatiotemporal Trends Following the Implementation of Control Programs

March 19, 2020 - 08:46 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ouédraogo M, Kangoye DT, Samadoulougou S, Rouamba T, Donnen P, Kirakoya-Samadoulougou F
Reference: 
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Mar 12; 17(6). pii: E1840

Reducing the 2015 level of malaria mortality by 90% by 2030 is a goal set by the World Health Organization (WHO). In Burkina Faso, several malaria control programs proven to be effective were implemented over the last decade. In parallel, the progressive strengthening of the health surveillance system is generating valuable data, which represents a great opportunity for analyzing the trends in malaria burden and assessing the effect of these control programs.

Insecticide-treated bed net access and use among preschool children in Nouna District, Burkina Faso

March 3, 2020 - 15:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Sié A, Bountogo M, Lietman TM, Oldenburg CE, et al.
Reference: 
Int Health. 2020 Feb 29. pii: ihaa003

We evaluated universal insecticide-treated bed net access and use in children <5 y of age in a rural area of Burkina Faso.

NOT Open Access | Proteomic Investigation on Anopheles gambiae in Burkina Faso Related to Insecticide Pressures from Different Climatic Regions

March 3, 2020 - 14:51 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Zoure AA, Serteyn L, Somda Z, Badolo A, Francis F
Reference: 
Proteomics. 2020 Feb 27:e1900400

In Sub‐Saharan Africa, Anopheles gambiae Giles (Diptera: Culicidae) largely contributes to malaria transmission, in direct relation to environmental conditions influencing the vector ecology. Therefore, we carried out a proteomic analysis on An. gambiae sensu lato (s.l.) mosquitoes to compare their metabolic state, depending on different pesticide pressures by selecting areas with or without cotton crops, in two climatic regions. Adult mosquitoes were collected, and the proteomes were analysed by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC‐MS/MS).

NOT Open Access | Genetic analysis and population structure of Anopheles gambiae complex (Diptera: Culicidae) from different ecological zones of Burkina Faso

March 2, 2020 - 14:18 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Zoure AA, Noel G, Sombie A, Somda Z, Badolo A, Francis F
Reference: 
Infect Genet Evol. 2020 Feb 21:104261

The Anopheles gambiae complex is the most important vector for malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, besides to other vectors such as Anopheles funestus. Malaria vector control must consider specific identification, genetic diversity and population structure of An. gambiae to design vector control strategies.

Bayesian Spatiotemporal Modeling of Routinely Collected Data to Assess the Effect of Health Programs in Malaria Incidence During Pregnancy in Burkina Faso

February 22, 2020 - 16:57 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Rouamba T, Samadoulougou S, Tinto H, Alegana VA, Kirakoya-Samadoulougou F
Reference: 
Sci Rep. 2020 Feb 14;10(1):2618

Control of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) remains a major challenge in Burkina Faso. Surveillance of the burden due to MiP based on routinely collected data at a fine-scale level, followed by an appropriate analysis and interpretation, may be crucial for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of existing control measures. We described the spatio-temporal dynamics of MiP at the community-level and assessed health program effects, mainly community-based health promotion, results-based financing, and intermittent-preventive-treatment with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP).

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