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Assessing Kwa-Zulu-Natal’s progress towards malaria elimination and its readiness for sub-national verification

April 4, 2019 - 15:31 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ryleen Balawanth, Inessa Ba, Bheki Qwabe, Laura Gast, Rajendra Maharaj, Jaishree Raman, Rebecca Graffy, Mbavhalelo Shandukani and Devanand Moonasar
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:108, 1 April 2019

The critical self-evaluation of programme performance has allowed the KZN malaria programme to plan to address key issues moving forward.

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Evaluating a 24-h mobile reporting system for malaria notifications in comparison with a paper-based system in South Africa, 2015

August 28, 2018 - 14:56 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ramokone Ednah Baloyi, Mbavhalelo Bridget Shandukani, Devanand Moonasar, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:308, 23 August 2018

The 24-h mobile reporting system is user friendly and trained healthcare workers are willing to use the system, despite network limitations.

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Using participatory risk analysis to develop a song about malaria for young children in Limpopo Province, South Africa

May 1, 2018 - 15:50 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Chad M. Anderson, Cheryl M. E. McCrindle, Taneshka Kruger and Fraser McNeill
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:181, 27 April 2018

It was concluded that although risk communication on malaria prevention and treatment in young children should be aimed at caregivers, an age and culture appropriate song about malaria could be developed to help young children protect themselves.

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Malaria programme personnel’s experiences, perceived barriers and facilitators to implementing malaria elimination strategy in South Africa

January 13, 2018 - 14:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Khumbulani Welcome Hlongwana, Benn Sartorius and Joyce Tsoka-Gwegweni
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:21, 10 January 2018

Most participants were not positive that South Africa could achieve the malaria elimination goal by 2018, citing the high cross-border movements and lack of resources as key barriers.

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If malaria funding is so precarious, why not use permanent improvements in southern Africa ?

October 1, 2016 - 15:50 -- William Jobin

Malar J. 2016; 15: 419.
Published online 2016 Aug 18. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1470-8
PMCID: PMC4991067
Towards malaria elimination in the MOSASWA (Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland) region
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Devanand Moonasar, Rajendra Maharaj, Simon Kunene, Baltazar Candrinho, Francisco Saute, Nyasatu Ntshalintshali, and Natashia Morris corresponding author.

Sustaining control: lessons from the Lubombo spatial development initiative in southern Africa

August 19, 2016 - 18:48 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Rajendra Maharaj, Devanand Moonasar, Candrinho Baltazar, Simon Kunene and Natashia Morris
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:409, 12 August 2016

South Africa and Swaziland benefitted from the LSDI and were able to sustain malaria control and progress to the stage of elimination.

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NOT Open Access | Environmental factors and population at risk of malaria in Nkomazi municipality, South Africa

April 26, 2016 - 18:00 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
A.M. Adeola, O. J. Botai, J. M. Olwoch, C. J. de W. Rautenbach, O. M. Adisa, O. J. Taiwo and A. M. Kalumba
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Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 675–686, May 2016

A predictive model based on environmental factors would be useful in the effort towards malaria elimination by fostering appropriate targeting of control measures and allocating of resources.

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Acceptability and effectiveness of a monofilament, polyethylene insecticide-treated wall lining for malaria control after six months in dwellings in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa

December 2, 2015 - 17:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Taneshka Kruger, Mthokozisi Sibanda, Walter Focke, Maria Bornman, Christiaan de Jager
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:485 (1 December 2015)

The newly developed ITWLs are highly accepted amongst participants in an unsprayed section of a village in a malaria-endemic area.

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Predicting the impact of border control on malaria transmission: a simulated focal screen and treat campaign

July 14, 2015 - 09:20 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sheetal P Silal, Francesca Little, Karen I Barnes, Lisa J White
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:268 (12 July 2015)

The reduction of imported cases will be vital to any future malaria control or elimination strategy.

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African Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Alleles Associated with Protection from Severe Malaria in Heterozygous Females in Tanzania

March 2, 2015 - 19:27 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Alphaxard Manjurano, Nuno Sepulveda, Taane G. Clark, et al.
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PLoS Genet 11(2): e1004960

X-linked Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) A- deficiency is prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa populations, and has been associated with protection from severe malaria.

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