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Equatorial Guinea

High prevalence of Pfdhfr–Pfdhps quadruple mutations associated with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

March 27, 2019 - 16:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tingting Jiang, Jiangtao Chen, Jian Li, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:101, 26 March 2019

Bioko Island possesses a high prevalence of the Pfdhfr triple mutation (CIRNI) and Pfdhps single mutation (SGKAA), which will undermine the pharmaceutical effect of SP for malaria treatment strategies.

Comparison of three diagnostic methods (microscopy, RDT, and PCR) for the detection of malaria parasites in representative samples from Equatorial Guinea

September 18, 2018 - 16:17 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pedro Berzosa, Aida de Lucio, Agustín Benito, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2018 17:333, 17 September 2018

Owing to the high number of false negatives in microscopy, it is necessary to reinforce training in microscopy, the “Gold Standard” in endemic areas.

Malaria determining risk factors at the household level in two rural villages of mainland Equatorial Guinea

May 22, 2018 - 14:11 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mónica Guerra, Bruno de Sousa, Nicolas Ndong-Mabale, Pedro Berzosa and Ana Paula Arez
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2018 17:203, 18 May 2018

This study has contributed to reinforce the importance of living conditions associated to a high risk of malaria infection and vulnerability to develop high parasitaemia.

Caregivers’ Malaria Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes, and Related Factors in the Bata District, Equatorial Guinea

January 24, 2017 - 18:08 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Maria Romay-Barja, Policarpo Ncogo, Gloria Nseng, Maria A. Santana-Morales, Zaida Herrador, Pedro Berzosa, Basilio Valladares, Matilde Riloha, Agustin Benito
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 11(12): e0168668

Improvements in educational programs are needed to empower the most vulnerable households such that they can pro-actively implement malaria control measures. This

Profile of molecular mutations in pfdhfr, pfdhps, pfmdr1, and pfcrt genes of Plasmodium falciparum related to resistance to different anti-malarial drugs in the Bata District (Equatorial Guinea)

January 17, 2017 - 15:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pedro Berzosa, Andrés Esteban-Cantos, Agustín Benito, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2017 16:28, 13 January 2017

The high level of mutations detected in P. falciparum genes related to SP resistance could be linked to the unsuccessful withdrawal of SP treatment in this area.

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CLOSED: Job: Country Director - Equatorial Guinea

August 5, 2016 - 05:22 -- MalariaWorld Jobs
Position: Country Director
Organization: MCDI (Medical Care Development International)
Location: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Closing Date: 1 September 2016
 
MCDI requires a Country Director to manage and represent its portfolio of health projects in Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa. Ongoing projects include the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (BIMCP III), the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative (EGMVI) and the Equatorial Guinea Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Project.

A cluster randomized trial comparing deltamethrin and bendiocarb as insecticides for indoor residual spraying to control malaria on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

July 27, 2016 - 07:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
John Bradley, Dianna Hergott, Guillermo Garcia, Jo Lines, Jackie Cook, Michel A. Slotman, Wonder Philip Phiri, Christopher Schwabe and Immo Kleinschmidt
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:378, 22 July 2016

The results are suggestive of bendiocarb being more effective at preventing malaria on Bioko although evidence for this was weak.

Determinants of delay in malaria care-seeking behaviour for children 15 years and under in Bata district, Equatorial Guinea

April 2, 2016 - 16:15 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Maria Romay-Barja, Jorge Cano, Policarpo Ncogo, Gloria Nseng, Maria A. Santana-Morales, Basilio Valladares, Matilde Riloha and Agustin Benito
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:187, 31 March 2016

To decrease malaria morbidity and mortality in Bata district, efforts should be addressed to reduce household delays in seeking care.

Malaria prevalence in Bata district, Equatorial Guinea: a cross-sectional study

November 18, 2015 - 14:29 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Policarpo Ncogo, Zaida Herrador, Agustín Benito, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:456 (16 November 2015)

The prevalence of malaria was high in Bata district, especially in rural villages.

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Rural-Urban Differences in Household Treatment-Seeking Behaviour for Suspected Malaria in Children at Bata District, Equatorial Guinea

September 3, 2015 - 05:20 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Maria Romay-Barja, Inma Jarrin, Agustin Benito, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135887

The delays in seeking treatment, the type of malaria therapy received and the cost of treatment are the principal problems found in Bata District.

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