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Papua New Guinea

Repeated mosquito net distributions, improved treatment, and trends in malaria cases in sentinel health facilities in Papua New Guinea

November 19, 2019 - 06:12 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Daniela Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Seri Maraga, Lina Lorry, Leanne J. Robinson, Peter M. Siba, Ivo Mueller, Justin Pulford, Amanda Ross and Manuel W. Hetzel
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:364, 12 November 2019

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN), improved diagnosis and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) have reduced malaria prevalence in Papua New Guinea since 2008. Yet, national incidence trends are inconclusive due to confounding effects of the scale-up of rapid diagnostic tests, and inconsistencies in routine reporting.

Microscopic and submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum infection, maternal anaemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes in Papua New Guinea: a cohort study

September 10, 2019 - 15:24 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Holger W. Unger, Anna Rosanas-Urgell, Leanne J. Robinson, Maria Ome-Kaius, Shadrach Jally, Alexandra J. Umbers, Willie Pomat, Ivo Mueller, Eline Kattenberg and Stephen J. Rogerson
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:302, 2 September 2019

Infection during pregnancy with Plasmodium falciparum is associated with maternal anaemia and adverse birth outcomes including low birth weight (LBW). Studies using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques indicate that at least half of all infections in maternal venous blood are missed by light microscopy or rapid diagnostic tests. The impact of these subpatent infections on maternal and birth outcomes remains unclear.

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Species abundance, composition, and nocturnal activity of female Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) in malaria-endemic villages of Papua New Guinea: assessment with barrier screen sampling

March 27, 2019 - 15:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
John B. Keven, Michelle Katusele, Rebecca Vinit, Gussy Koimbu, Naomi Vincent, Edward K. Thomsen, Stephan Karl, Lisa J. Reimer and Edward D. Walker
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:96, 25 March 2019

The uneven distribution of Anopheles species among villages, with each site dominated by different species, even among nearby villages, emphasizes the importance of vector heterogeneity in local malaria transmission and control.

Factors associated with children’s health facility visits for primaquine treatment in rural Papua New Guinea

February 21, 2019 - 16:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Akiko Yoshii, Makoto Sekihara, Takuro Furusawa, Francis Hombhanje and Takahiro Tsukahara
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:42, 20 February 2019

Few children received PQ treatment during the second visit to HFs following diagnosis of potential non-falciparum malaria.

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Lack of significant recovery of chloroquine sensitivity in Plasmodium falciparum parasites following discontinuance of chloroquine use in Papua New Guinea

November 27, 2018 - 15:32 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Makoto Sekihara, Shin-Ichiro Tachibana, Toshihiro Mita, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:434, 26 November 2018

Eight years of chloroquine withdrawal has not induced a significant recovery of susceptibility in Papua New Guinea.

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Efficacy of artemether–lumefantrine and dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Papua New Guinea

October 16, 2018 - 14:20 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Livingstone Tavul, Manuel W. Hetzel, Ivo Mueller, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:350, 5 October 2018

AL and DHA-PPQ were efficacious as first- and second-line treatments for uncomplicated malaria in PNG.

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The impact of the scale-up of malaria rapid diagnostic tests on the routine clinical diagnosis procedures for febrile illness: a series of repeated cross-sectional studies in Papua New Guinea

May 17, 2018 - 15:32 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Justin Pulford, Serah Kurumop, Ivo Mueller, Peter M. Siba and Manuel W. Hetzel
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:202, 16 May 2018

Rapid diagnostic tests scale-up has led to a reduction in body temperature measurement. Investigations are very limited when malaria infection is ruled out as a cause of febrile illness by RDT.

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Cost-effectiveness of artemisinin–naphthoquine versus artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Papua New Guinean children

October 31, 2017 - 15:29 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Brioni R. Moore, Wendy A. Davis, Philip M. Clarke, Leanne J. Robinson, Moses Laman and Timothy M. E. Davis
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:438, 30 October 2017

Whilst AN has superior overall efficacy for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in PNG children, AL was the less costly regimen.

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Risk factors and pregnancy outcomes associated with placental malaria in a prospective cohort of Papua New Guinean women

October 30, 2017 - 14:55 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Elvin Lufele, Alexandra Umbers, Stephen Rogerson, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:427, 24 October 2017

Among pregnant PNG women receiving at least one dose of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy and using insecticide-treated bed nets, active PM infections were associated with adverse outcomes.

Health information system strengthening and malaria elimination in Papua New Guinea

July 11, 2017 - 12:45 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Alexander Rosewell, Leo Makita, David Muscatello, Lucy Ninmongo John, Sibauk Bieb, Ross Hutton, Sundar Ramamurthy and Phil Shearman
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:278, 5 July 2017

The study demonstrates that using mobile technologies and GIS in the capture and reporting of NHIS data in Papua New Guinea provides timely, high quality, geo-coded, case-based malaria data required for malaria elimination.

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