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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Environmental and sociodemographic factors associated with household malaria burden in the Congo

February 28, 2019 - 15:40 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Sakiko Kanbara, Shunya Ikeda, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:53, 26 February 2019

This study showed that household size, income, WASH status and rural site were malaria-associated factors.

Molecular identification of Plasmodium species in symptomatic children of Democratic Republic of Congo

September 25, 2018 - 15:13 -- Open Access
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Hugo Kavunga-Membo, Gillon Ilombe, Jean Jacques Muyembe, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:334, 20 September 2018

Although this study showed clearly that the most prevalent species identified was P. falciparum, the findings demonstrate the existence of non-falciparum malaria, especially P. malariae and P. vivax among children aged ≤ 5 years living both Kinshasa and North Kivu Provinces in DRC.

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Effect of individual and community-level bed net usage on malaria prevalence among under-fives in the Democratic Republic of Congo

January 22, 2018 - 15:56 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Lauren Levitz, Mark Janko, Kashamuka Mwandagalirwa, Kyaw L. Thwai, Joris L. Likwela, Antoinette K. Tshefu, Michael Emch and Steven R. Meshnick
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:39, 18 January 2018

This study examines the effects of individual and community-level LLIN usage in young children in an area of high ITN usage.

Long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) ownership, use and cost of implementation after a mass distribution campaign in Kasaï Occidental Province, Democratic Republic of Congo

January 14, 2017 - 16:15 -- Open Access
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Henry Maggi Ntuku, Laura Ruckstuhl, Jean-Emmanuel Julo-Réminiac, Solange E. Umesumbu, Alain Bokota, Antoinette Kitoto Tshefu and Christian Lengeler
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:22, 9 January 2017

The mass distribution campaign was effective for rapidly increasing LLIN ownership and use.

The perception of parents and teachers about intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in school children in a semi-rural area of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo

January 10, 2017 - 17:34 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Junior R. Matangila, Jessica Fraeyman, Hilde Bastiaens, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:19, 7 January 2017

These results suggest that more efforts are needed to improve overall malaria-related knowledge in the community, specifically chemo-prevention strategies and the safety of the drugs used, to ensure the success of health interventions.

Feasibility and implementation of community-based malaria case management with integrated vector control in the Democratic Republic of Congo

August 23, 2016 - 16:30 -- Open Access
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Edouard Kawawa Swana, Ghislain Yav Makan, Clarence Kaut Mukeng, Henriette Ilunga Mupumba, Gabriel Mutabusha Kalaba, Oscar Numbi Luboya and Michael J. Bangs
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:413, 15 August 2016

Further refinement of CCMm implementation, cost implications and sustainability is advised before expanding the programme.

High adherence to malaria treatment: promising results of an adherence study in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 20, 2015 - 10:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sibylle Gerstl, Alexis Namagana, Liliana Palacios, Franklin Mweshi, Stella Aprile, Angeles Lima
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:414 (19 October 2015)

This is the first study to assess adherence to an FDC of ACT under real treatment conditions in a context of high instability.

SMS photograph-based external quality assessment of reading and interpretation of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 11, 2015 - 16:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Pierre Mukadi, Philippe Gillet, Barbara Barbé, Jean Luamba, Albert Lukuka, Joris Likwela, Dieudonné Mumba, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Pascal Lutumba, Jan Jacobs
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:26 (28 January 2015)

The present EQA revealed common errors in RDT reading and interpretation by HW in DRC.

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Efficacy of fixed-dose combination artesunate-amodiaquine versus artemether-lumefantrine for uncomplicated childhood plasmodium falciparum malaria in democratic republic of congo: a randomized non-inferiority trial

May 29, 2012 - 11:57 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Espié E, Lima A, Atua B, Dhorba M, Flévaud L, Sompwe EM, Palma Urrutia PP, Guérin PJ
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:174 (25 May 2012)

MalariaWorldBoth ASAQ and AL are highly effective and currently adequate as he first-line treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in this area of Katanga, DRC.

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Sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine resistance and intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy: a retrospective analysis of birth weight data in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

February 23, 2012 - 15:23 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Joris L. Likwela, Umberto D’Alessandro, Bernard L. Lokwa, Sylvain Meuris and Michele W. Dramaix
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 17, Issue 3, pages 322–329, March 2012

MalariaWorldIPT-SP remains an effective strategy in Kisangani and Mikalayi where the therapeutic failure to SP in children with clinical malaria was 21.7% and 1.6%, respectively, while IPTp-SP effect seems lower in Rutshuru where the therapeutic failure to SP was 60.6%.

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