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Distribution of Plasmodium species and assessment of performance of diagnostic tools used during a malaria survey in Southern and Western Provinces of Zambia

April 14, 2019 - 17:03 -- Open Access
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Lungowe Sitali, John M. Miller, Mulenga C. Mwenda, Daniel J. Bridges, Moonga B. Hawela, Busiku Hamainza, Elizabeth Chizema-Kawesha, Thomas P. Eisele, James Chipeta and Bernt Lindtjørn
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:130, 11 April 2019

From the sub-set of survey data analysed, non-falciparum species are present and occurred as mixed infections.

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Investigating the upsurge of malaria prevalence in Zambia between 2010 and 2015: a decomposition of determinants

March 12, 2019 - 15:32 -- Open Access
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Mukumbuta Nawa, Peter Hangoma, Andrew P. Morse and Charles Michelo
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:61, 7 March 2019

The increases in interventions, such as ITNs and IRS, were shown to have contributed to malaria reduction in 2015; however, changes in demographics such as increases in the proportion of more at risk groups among under-five children and rural residents may have overridden the impact of these interventions and resulted in an overall increase.

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A new approach to gathering pharmaceutical market data to support policy implementation and access to medicines: as demonstrated by malaria medicines in Zambia

December 4, 2018 - 14:49 -- Open Access
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Renia Coghlan, Peter Stephens, Bernice Mwale and Makomani Siyanga
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:444, 29 November 2018

Routine data are important for researchers and policy makers alike.

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Outreach training and supportive supervision for malaria case management in Zambia: the effects of focused capacity building on indicators of diagnostic and clinical performance

December 4, 2018 - 14:34 -- Open Access
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Matt Worges, Nicole Whitehurst, Emanuel Yamo, Hawela Moonga, Joshua Yukich and Luis Benavente
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:438, 28 November 2018

The external quality assurance scheme provided periodic representations of clinical and laboratory staff performance.

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Controlled release spatial repellent devices (CRDs) as novel tools against malaria transmission: a semi-field study in Macha, Zambia

November 27, 2018 - 15:34 -- Open Access
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Jennifer C. Stevenson, Limonty Simubali, Noel M. Elman, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:437, 26 November 2018

This study demonstrated that deployment of as few as four CRDs within a hut was associated with reduced indoor mosquito densities.

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Human mobility and factors associated with malaria importation in Lusaka district, Zambia: a descriptive cross sectional study

November 6, 2018 - 14:09 -- Open Access
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Miriam Lowa, Lungowe Sitali, Mwiche Siame and Patrick Musonda
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:404, 3 November 2018

Human mobility has influenced malaria transmission in Lusaka district through a number of factors by importing infections.

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Evidence for histidine-rich protein 2 immune complex formation in symptomatic patients in Southern Zambia

July 14, 2018 - 15:17 -- Open Access
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Christine F. Markwalter, Lwiindi Mudenda, Mindy Leelawong, Danielle W. Kimmel, Armin Nourani, Saidon Mbambara, Philip E. Thuma and David W. Wright
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:256, 9 July 2018

Endogenous α-HRP2 antibodies form immune complexes with HRP2 in the symptomatic patient population of a low-transmission area in rural Southern Zambia.

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Insecticide-treated nets mass distribution campaign: benefits and lessons in Zambia

April 25, 2018 - 15:01 -- Open Access
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Freddie Masaninga, Nawa Mukumbuta, Elizabeth Kawesha-Chizema, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:173, 24 April 2018

Free mass distribution of LLINs policy was adopted in 2005 in Zambia.

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Wash-resistance of pirimiphos-methyl insecticide treatments of window screens and eave baffles for killing indoor-feeding malaria vector mosquitoes: an experimental hut trial, South East of Zambia

April 17, 2018 - 15:55 -- Open Access
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Dingani Chinula, Chadwick H. Sikaala, Gerry Killeen, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:164, 13 April 2018

Co-treating WSEBs with both PM and BA results in wash-resistant insecticidal activity comparable with LLINs.

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Molecular and physiological analysis of Anopheles funestus swarms in Nchelenge, Zambia

January 29, 2018 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Jacek W. Zawada, Yael L. Dahan-Moss, Lizette L. Koekemoer, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:49, 25 January 2018

This is the first time that An. funestus swarms have been molecularly identified to species level. Anopheles funestus swarms appear to be species-specific with no evidence of clade-type differentiation within these swarms.

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