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A survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding malaria and bed nets on Bubaque Island, Guinea-Bissau

November 17, 2020 - 13:33 -- Open Access
Harry Hutchins, Grace Power, Thomas Ant, Eunice Teixeira da Silva, Adriana Goncalves, Amabelia Rodrigues, James Logan, David Mabey and Anna Last
Malaria Journal 2020 19:412, 17 November 2020

Malaria remains a significant public health problem in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Government control measures include bed net distribution campaigns, however, local knowledge, attitudes and practices towards bed nets and malaria are uncharacterized on the remote Bijagos Archipelago.

NOT Open Access | Pandemic's fallout on malaria control appears limited so far

August 24, 2020 - 15:06 -- NOT Open Access
Roberts L
Science. 2020 Aug 21;369(6506):892

Back in March when COVID-19 hit, some scientists worried malaria cases and deaths might soar. African countries went on lockdown; worried about mass gatherings, they suspended campaigns to distribute mosquito-fighting bed nets. Fears abounded that with clinics overwhelmed by COVID-19, patients would be unable to get treatment for malaria.

NOT Open Access | Case reduction and cost-effectiveness of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine alongside bed nets in Lilongwe, Malawi

May 6, 2020 - 15:39 -- NOT Open Access
Bell GJ, Loop M, Emch M, et al.
Vaccine. 2020 Apr 30. pii: S0264-410X(20)30511-9

RTS,S/AS01, the most advanced vaccine against malaria, is now undergoing pilot implementation in Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya where an estimated 360,000 children will be vaccinated each year. In this study we evaluate RTS,S/AS01 alongside bed net use and estimate cost-effectiveness.

Reducing malaria burden and accelerating elimination with long-lasting systemic insecticides: a modelling study of three potential use cases

September 13, 2019 - 06:55 -- Open Access
Prashanth Selvaraj, Joshua Suresh, Edward A. Wenger, Caitlin A. Bever and Jaline Gerardin
Malaria Journal 2019 18:307, 5 September 2019

While bed nets and insecticide spraying have had significant impact on malaria burden in many endemic regions, outdoor vector feeding and insecticide resistance may ultimately limit their contribution to elimination and control campaigns. Complementary vector control methods such as endectocides or systemic insecticides, where humans or animals are treated with drugs that kill mosquitoes upon ingestion via blood meal, are therefore generating much interest. This work explores the conditions under which long-lasting systemic insecticides would have a substantial impact on transmission and burden.

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The prevalence of malaria at first antenatal visit in Blantyre, Malawi declined following a universal bed net campaign

November 4, 2015 - 11:52 -- Open Access
Sarah Boudová, Titus Divala, Patricia Mawindo, Lauren Cohee, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Phillip Thesing, Terrie Taylor, Miriam Laufer
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:422 (29 October 2015)

Malaria infection in pregnant women is common even after a bed net campaign in Malawi, though prevalence rates declined.

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