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US Presidential Malaria Initiative is expanding

September 21, 2017 - 20:28 -- William Jobin

Today 21 September 2017, Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso.

With the addition of five new focus countries in West and Central Africa, PMI will have programs in 24 countries in sub-Saharan Africa,

Effects of Response to 2014–2015 Ebola Outbreak on Deaths from Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and Tuberculosis, West Africa

February 23, 2016 - 14:17 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Alyssa S. Parpia, Martial L. Ndeffo-Mbah , Natasha S. Wenzel, and Alison P. Galvani
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Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 22, Number 3—March 2016

To estimate the repercussions of the Ebola outbreak on the populations at risk for these diseases, we developed computational models for disease transmission and infection progression. 

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Plasmodium falciparum infection rates for some Anopheles spp. from Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

October 27, 2014 - 16:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Michelle R. Sanford, Anthony J. Cornel, Catelyn C. Nieman, Joao Dinis, Clare D. Marsden, Allison M. Weakley, Sarah Han, Amabelia Rodrigues, Gregory C. Lanzaro, Yoosook Lee
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F1000Research 3: 243 2014

Presence of Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein (CSP) was detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in a sample of Anopheles gambiae s.s., A. melas and A. pharoensis collected in Guinea-Bissau during October and November 2009.

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Modelling the effects of weather and climate on malaria distributions in West Africa

April 8, 2014 - 20:19 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Arab A, Jackson MC, Kongoli C
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :126 (28 March 2014)

This study presents a hierarchical Bayesian modelling framework for the analysis of malaria versus climate factors in West Africa.

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Economics of Malaria Prevention in US Travelers to West Africa

December 17, 2013 - 19:02 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Kenji Adachi, Margaret S. Coleman, Martin I. Meltzer, et al.
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Clin Infect Dis. (2014) 58 (1): 11-21.

Our model suggests that healthcare payers save money for short- and longer-term trips, and that travelers save money for longer trips when travelers adhere to malaria recommendations and prophylactic regimens in West Africa.

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Mixed-function oxidases and esterases associated with permethrin, deltamethrin and bendiocarb resistance in Anopheles gambiae s.l. in the south-north transect Benin, West Africa

August 12, 2013 - 18:45 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Aïzoun N, Aïkpon R, Padonou GG, Oussou O, Oké-Agbo F, Gnanguenon V, Ossè R, Akogbéto M
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:223 (6 August 2013)
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The current study aimed at an exploring the involvement of detoxifying enzymes in the insecticide phenotype resistance in Anopheles gambiae s.l.from Benin, in order to guide future malaria vector control interventions.

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Malaria Transmission Pattern in an Area Selected for Clinical Trials in the Sudanian Area of Senegal (West Africa)

February 21, 2013 - 16:21 -- Open Access
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El Hadji Amadou Niang, Aissatou Touré, El Hadji Malick Ngom, Lassana Konaté, Ousmane Faye, Mawlouth Diallo, and Ibrahima Dia
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Journal of Tropical Medicine, Volume 2013
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The main objective of this work was to gather baseline data on malaria transmission intensity and other entomological parameters before the advent of clinical trials.

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Not Open Access | Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used for the treatment of malaria in plateau of Allada, Benin (West Africa)

February 19, 2013 - 04:59 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Marius H. Yetein, Laurent G. Houessou, Toussaint O. Lougbégnon, Oscar Teka, Brice Tente
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 146, Issue 1, 7 March 2013, Pages 154-163
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This study provides plant species used in the plateau of Allada for malaria and related symptoms treatment. We hope that this study could be important for the conservation of traditional knowledge on the antimalarial plants and the improvement of malaria management.

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Not Open Access | First report of the L1014S kdr mutation in wild populations of Anopheles gambiae M and S molecular forms in Burkina Faso (West Africa)

December 30, 2012 - 17:39 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Moussa Namountougou, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Roch K. Dabiré, et al.
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Acta Tropica, Volume 125, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages 123-127
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We investigated the occurrence of the L1014F and L1014S kdr mutations in malaria vector populations in Burkina Faso (West Africa).

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Expression of a type B RIFIN in Plasmodium falciparum merozoites and gametes

December 26, 2012 - 16:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mwakalinga SB, Wang CW, Bengtsson DC, Turner L, Dinko B, Lusingu JP, Arnot DE, Sutherland CJ, Theander TG, Lavstsen T
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:429 (21 December 2012)
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These data also suggest that RIFIN variants antigenically similar to PF13_0006 occur in African parasite populations.

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