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Open Access | Monitoring mosquitoes in urban Dar es Salaam: Evaluation of resting boxes, window exit traps, CDC light traps, Ifakara tent traps and human landing catches

March 23, 2011 - 13:12 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Nicodem J Govella , Prosper P Chaki , John M Mpangile and Gerry F Killeen
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:40

Outdoors mosquito sampling methods, namely human landing catch (HLC), ITT (Design B) and resting boxes (RB) were conducted in parallel with indoors sampling using HLC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention miniature light traps (LT) and RB as well as window exit traps (WET) in urban Dar es Salaam, rotating them thirteen times through a 3 x3 Latin Square experimental design replicated in four blocks of three houses.

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Open Access | Cost Savings with Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria in Low-Transmission Areas: Evidence from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

July 2, 2010 - 13:28 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Joshua Yukich, Valerie D'Acremont, Judith Kahama, Ndeniria Swai, AND Christian Lengeler
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Jul 2010; 83: 61 - 68.

Data on costs were collected from 259 patients in 6 health facilities by using exit and in-charge interviews and record reviews during a trial of RDT rollout in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Open Access | The Importance of Drains for the Larval Development of Lymphatic Filariasis and Malaria Vectors in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

May 27, 2010 - 08:05 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Marcia C. Castro, Shogo Kanamori, Khadija Kannady, Sigsbert Mkude, Gerry F. Killeen, Ulrike Fillinger
Reference: 
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4(5): e693.

Restoring and maintaining drains in Dar es Salaam has the potential to eliminate more than 40% of all potential mosquito larval habitats that are currently treated with larvicides by the UMCP. The importance of human-made larval habitats for both lymphatic filariasis and malaria vectors underscores the need for a synergy between on-going control efforts of those diseases.

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Open Access | Achieving high coverage of larval-stage mosquito surveillance: challenges for a community-based mosquito control programme in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

January 7, 2010 - 13:14 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Prosper P Chaki, Nicodem J Govella, Bryson Shoo, Abdullah Hemed, Marcel Tanner, Ulrike Fillinger, Gerry F Killeen
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:311 (30 December 2009)

Accessibility of habitats in urban settings presents a major challenge because the majority of compounds are fenced for security reasons.

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Clever use of mobile phone data to better control malaria?

December 11, 2009 - 08:22 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Andy Tattem and colleagues published a really interesting study in the Malaria Journal yesterday. They conclude from the study that anonymous mobile phone records provide valuable information on human movement patterns in areas that are typically data-sparse. Estimates of human movement patterns from Zanzibar to mainland Tanzania suggest that imported malaria risk from this group is heterogeneously distributed; a few people account for most of the risk for imported malaria.

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