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Falciparum malaria molecular drug resistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a systematic review

September 22, 2015 - 17:49 -- Open Access
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Dieudonné Mvumbi, Jean-Marie Kayembe, Hippolyte Situakibanza, Thierry Bobanga, Célestin Nsibu, Georges Mvumbi, Pierrette Melin, Patrick De Mol, Marie-Pierre Hayette
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:354 (17 September 2015)

This systematic review demonstrates the lack of molecular resistance studies in DRC. Only 13 studies were identified in almost 15 years.

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Column: Where do you hang a mosquito net in the bush?

April 2, 2014 - 19:22 -- Bart G.J. Knols
So you live in DR Congo. Your youngest child has visited the health post today, she is diagnosed with malaria. You were lucky that there was somebody at the clinic today. They gave you a blister with drugs. It is not quite clear how you got the first capsule into this two year old, but you managed. She is asleep now, safely under a mosquito net that was donated to you last year.
 
All of a sudden you hear noise outside. Gunshots, men running, men screaming. You know what this means. You, your family, you have to run. NOW.
 

Open Access | External quality assessment of malaria microscopy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 20, 2011 - 08:51 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Mukadi P, Gillet P, Lukuka A, Atua B, Kahodi S, Lokombe J, Muyembe J, Jacobs J
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:308 (18 October 2011)

MalariaWorldThe present EQA revealed a poor quality of malaria microscopy in DRC.

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Open Access | Population, behavioural and environmental drivers of malaria prevalence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

June 13, 2011 - 07:41 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Messina JP, Taylor SM, Meshnick SR, Linke AM, Tshefu AK, Atua B, Mwandagalirwa K, Emch M
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:161 (9 June 2011)

This research demonstrates the feasibility of using population-based behavioural and molecular surveillance in conjunction with DHS data and geographic methods to study endemic infectious diseases.

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Open Access | Molecular Malaria Epidemiology: Mapping and Burden Estimates for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007

February 7, 2011 - 08:12 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Steve M. Taylor, Jane P. Messina, Carla C. Hand, Jonathan J. Juliano, Jeremie Muwonga, Antoinette K. Tshefu, Benjamin Atua, Michael Emch, Steven R. Meshnick
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PLoS ONE 6(1): e16420

Adult P. falciparum prevalence is substantial in the DRC and is associated with under-5 mortality.

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Open Access | Estimating the Global Clinical Burden of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in 2007

June 17, 2010 - 15:17 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Simon I. Hay, Emelda A. Okiro, Peter W. Gething, Anand P. Patil, Andrew J. Tatem, Carlos A. Guerra, Robert W. Snow
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PLoS Med 7(6): e1000290

Cartographic approaches to burden estimation provide a globally consistent measure of malaria morbidity of known fidelity, and they represent the only plausible method in those malaria-endemic countries with nonfunctional national surveillance.

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