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A review of progress towards sub-national malaria elimination in Matabeleland South Province, Zimbabwe (2011–2015): a qualitative study

April 4, 2018 - 14:58 -- Open Access
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Gladwin Muchena, Busisani Dube, Rudo Chikodzore, Jasper Pasipamire, Sivakumaran Murugasampillay and Joseph Mberikunashe
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:146, 3 April 2018

Matabeleland South province has set precedence for targeting sub-national malaria elimination in Zimbabwe

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Micro-spatial distribution of malaria cases and control strategies at ward level in Gwanda district, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe

November 21, 2017 - 15:24 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Tawanda Manyangadze, Moses J. Chimbari, Margaret Macherera and Samson Mukaratirwa
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:476, 21 November 2017

Malaria incidence is heterogeneous even in low-transmission zones including those in pre-elimination phase.

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Malaria incidence trends and their association with climatic variables in rural Gwanda, Zimbabwe, 2005–2015

October 3, 2017 - 17:26 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Resign Gunda, Moses John Chimbari, Shepherd Shamu, Benn Sartorius and Samson Mukaratirwa
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:393, 30 September 2017

As the period of high malaria risk is associated with precipitation and temperature at 1–4 month prior in a seasonal cycle, intensifying malaria control activities over this period will likely contribute to lowering the seasonal malaria incidence.

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Progress towards malaria elimination in Zimbabwe with special reference to the period 2003–2015

July 26, 2017 - 15:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Shadreck Sande, Moses Zimba, Joseph Mberikunashe, Andrew Tangwena and Anderson Chimusoro
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:295, 24 July 2017

A significant progress to reduce malaria transmission in Zimbabwe has been made.

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A review of new challenges and prospects for malaria elimination in Mutare and Mutasa Districts, Zimbabwe

July 19, 2016 - 16:15 -- Open Access
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Shadreck Sande, Moses Zimba, Peter Chinwada, Hieronymo Takundwa Masendu, Joseph Mberikunshe and Aramu Makuwaza
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:360, 13 July 2016

This review outlines and discusses the new challenges in malaria control and prospects for its elimination in Mutare and Mutasa Districts, Zimbabwe.

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Seroepidemiology of Plasmodium species infections in Zimbabwean population

May 16, 2016 - 17:19 -- Open Access
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Seth A. Amanfo, Takafira Mduluza, Nicholas Midzi, David R. Cavanagh and Francisca Mutapi
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:267, 10 May 2016

There is evidence of a higher exposure to the non-falciparum parasite species than previously reported in Zimbabwe.

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Reduction in Malaria Incidence following Indoor Residual Spraying with Actellic 300 CS in a Setting with Pyrethroid Resistance: Mutasa District, Zimbabwe

April 2, 2016 - 16:57 -- Open Access
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Mufaro Kanyangarara, Edmore Mamini, Southern Africa International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research, et al.
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PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151971

Pirimiphos-methyl had a measurable impact on malaria incidence and is an effective insecticide for the control of An. funestus in eastern Zimbabwe.

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The emergence of insecticide resistance in the major malaria vector Anopheles funestus (Diptera: Culicidae) from sentinel sites in Mutare and Mutasa Districts, Zimbabwe

November 24, 2015 - 15:23 -- Open Access
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Shadreck Sande, Moses Zimba, Peter Chinwada, Hieronymo Masendu, Sungai Mazando, Aramu Makuwaza
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:466 (20 November 2015)

This study is the first report of pyrethroid and carbamate resistance in A. funestus populations from Burma Valley and Zindi areas and indicates a major threat to the gains made in malaria vector control in Zimbabwe.

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Nationwide assessment of insecticide susceptibility in Anopheles gambiae populations from Zimbabwe

October 30, 2014 - 16:37 -- Open Access
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Nzira Lukwa, Shadreck Sande, Aramu Makuwaza, Tonderai Chiwade, Martin Netsa, Kwame Asamoa, Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, Richard Reithinger, Jacob Williams
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:408 (17 October 2014)

This study reports results of the first nation-wide assessment of insecticide susceptibility in wild populations of Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (s.l.) in Zimbabwe, and provides a comprehensive review of the insecticide resistance status of An. gambiae s.l. in southern African countries.

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Changes in the burden of malaria following scale-up of malaria control interventions in Mutasa District, Zimbabwe

July 3, 2013 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mharakurwa S, Mutambu SL, Mberikunashe J, Thuma PE, Moss WJ, Mason PR
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:223 (1 July 2013)
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Data on reported malaria cases were abstracted from available records at all three district hospitals, three rural hospitals and 25 rural health clinics in Mutasa District from 2003 to 2011.

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