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Moving towards malaria elimination in southern Mozambique: Cost and cost-effectiveness of mass drug administration combined with intensified malaria control

July 7, 2020 - 13:41 -- Open Access
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Cirera L, Galatas B, Alonso S, Paaijmans K, Mamuquele M, Martí-Soler H, Guinovart C, Munguambe H, Luis F, Nhantumbo H, Montañà J, Bassat Q, Candrinho B, Rabinovich R, Macete E, Aide P, Alonso P, Saúte F, Sicuri E
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PLoS ONE 15(7): e0235631

As new combinations of interventions aiming at interrupting malaria transmission are under evaluation, understanding the associated economic costs and benefits is critical for decision-making. This study assessed the economic cost and cost-effectiveness of the Magude project, a malaria elimination initiative implemented in a district in southern Mozambique (i.e. Magude) between August 2015–June 2018. This project piloted a combination of two mass drug administration (MDA) rounds per year for two consecutive years, annual rounds of universal indoor residual spraying (IRS) and a strengthened surveillance and response system on the back of universal long-lasting insecticide treated net (LLIN) coverage and routine case management implemented by the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). Although local transmission was not interrupted, the project achieved large reductions in the burden of malaria in the target district.

From malaria control to elimination within a decade: lessons learned from Timor Leste, a newly independent country

March 9, 2020 - 14:07 -- Open Access
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A. M. G. Manel Yapabandara, Maria do Rosario de Fatima Mota, Raul Sarmento, Johanes don Bosco and Rajitha Wickremasinghe
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Malaria Journal 2020 19:104, 4 March 2020

Timor Leste has made remarkable progress from malaria control to malaria elimination in a span of 10 years during which organized malaria control efforts were instituted. The good practices and possible factors that have contributed to the remarkable transition from malaria control to elimination in a newly independent country devastated by civil unrest which left the entire administrative structure including the health sector in a disrupted non-functional state are highlighted.

Open Access | Strengthening the policy setting process for global malaria control and elimination

February 1, 2012 - 07:43 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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D'Souza BJ, Newman RD
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:28 (27 January 2012)

MalariaWorldThe scale-up of malaria control efforts in recent years, coupled with major investments in malaria research, has produced impressive public health impact in a number of countries and has led to the development of new tools and strategies aimed at further consolidating malaria control goals.

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Open Access | Integrated vector management for malaria control in Uganda: knowledge, perceptions and policy development

January 17, 2012 - 07:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Mutero CM, Schlodder D, Kabatereine N, Kramer R
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:21 (14 January 2012)

MalariaWorldIntegrated management of malaria vectors in Uganda remains an underdeveloped component of malaria control policy.

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Open Access | Best practices for an insecticide-treated bed net distribution programme in sub-Saharan eastern Africa

June 9, 2011 - 07:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Sexton AR
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:157 (8 June 2011)

Insecticide-treated bed nets are the preeminent malaria control means; though there is no consensus as to a best practice for large-scale insecticide-treated bed net distribution.

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Open Access | Trends in malaria research in 11 Asian Pacific countries: an analysis of peer-reviewed publications over two decades

May 19, 2011 - 12:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Finn Andersen, Nick M Douglas, Dorina Bustos, Gawrie Galappaththy, Gao Qi, Michelle S Hsiang, Rita Kusriastuti, Kamini Mendis, George Taleo, Maxine Whittaker, Ric N Price, Lorenz von Seidlein
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:131 (18 May 2011)

The proportion of malaria-related publications out of the overall biomedical output from the 11 target Asian-Pacific countries is decreasing.

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Open Access | Two-year evaluation of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Children (IPTc) combined with timely home treatment for malaria control in Ghana

May 18, 2011 - 13:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Collins K Ahorlu, Kwadwo A Koram, Atsu Seake-Kwawu, Mitchell G Weiss
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:127 (15 May 2011)

The year-two-evaluation result indicates that IPTC given three times in a year (every four months) combined with timely treatment of febrile malaria illness, is effective to reduce malaria parasite prevalence in children aged 6 to 60 months in the study community.

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Open Access | Human Antibody Responses to the Anopheles Salivary gSG6-P1 Peptide: A Novel Tool for Evaluating the Efficacy of ITNs in Malaria Vector Control

December 16, 2010 - 12:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Papa Makhtar Drame, Anne Poinsignon, Franck Remoue, et al.
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PLoS ONE 5(12): e15596

To optimize malaria control, WHO has prioritised the need for new indicators to evaluate the efficacy of malaria vector control strategies.

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Open Access | Implementing school malaria surveys in Kenya: towards a national surveillance system

November 3, 2010 - 08:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Gitonga CW, Karanja PN, Kihara J, Mwanje M, Juma E, Snow RW, Noor AM, Brooker S
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:306 (30 October 2010)

School malaria surveys provide a rapid, cheap and sustainable approach to malaria surveillance which can complement household surveys, and in Kenya, show that large areas of the country do not merit any direct school-based control, but schoolbased interventions, coupled with strengthened communitybased strategies, are warranted in western and coastal Kenya.

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Open Access | Tools for delivering entomopathogenic fungi to malaria mosquitoes: effects of delivery surfaces on fungal efficacy and persistence

August 31, 2010 - 13:43 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Mnyone LL, Kirby MJ, Lwetoijera DW, Mpingwa MW, Simfukwe ET, Knols BG, Takken W, Russell TL
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:246 (27 August 2010)

Both fungal isolates reduced mosquito survival on immediate exposure and up to 28 d after application. Conidia were more effective when applied on mud panels and cotton cloth compared with polyester netting.

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