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Open Access | Prescribing practice for malaria following introduction of artemether-lumefantrine in an urban area with declining endemicity in West Africa

June 25, 2010 - 09:21 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Okebe JU, Walther B, Bojang K, Drammeh S, Schellenberg D, Conway DJ, Walther M
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:180 (24 June 2010)

The study provides evidence for considerable overtreatment for malaria in a West African setting comparable to reports from areas with similar low malaria transmission in East Africa. The data suggest that laboratory facilities may be under-used, and that adherence to negative PHF slide results could significantly reduce the degree of overtreatment.

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Cohort trial reveals community impact of insecticide-treated nets on malariometric indices in urban Ghana

June 7, 2010 - 11:38 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Eveline K., Kwabena A., et al.
Reference: 
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 7, July 2010, Pages 496-503

With urban populations growing rapidly across Africa, this study shows that ITNs will be an effective tool to assist African countries to achieve their Millennium Development Goals in urban settings.

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