In the three countries where this method was evaluated, blood-fed females of Anopheles farauti, Anopheles bancroftii, Anopheles longirostris, Anopheles sundaicus, Anopheles vagus, Anopheles kochi, Anopheles annularis, Anopheles tessellatus, Culex vishnui, Culex quinquefasciatus and Mansonia spp were collected while resting on the barrier screens.
Papua New Guinea
The investigators performed genetic tests for the SAO defect in 1975 children from the Madang area of Papua New Guinea who were enrolled in 3 separate malaria studies: a clinical drug prevention trial with 1121 infants aged 3 to 21 months, a case-control study of 318 children with severe malaria aged 10 years and younger, and a treatment time-to-reinfection study of 206 children aged 5 to 14 years.
ZeroVector(R) ITPS installation is feasible and highly acceptable in a diverse range of PNG contexts and is likely to be favourably received as a vector control intervention if accessible en masse.
We compare direct and indirect household costs associated with malaria treatment for children <3 years in two provinces of Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a highly malaria endemic country in the South-West Pacific with a population of approximately 6.6 million (2009). In 2004, the country intensified its malaria control activities with support from the Global Fund.
This study aimed to document malaria case management practices in Papua New Guinea prior to the introduction of a revised national malaria treatment protocol.
Predictors of acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) were assessed in 554 children in Papua New Guinea 0.2–10 years of age who were hospitalized with culture-proven meningitis, probable meningitis, or non-meningitic illness investigated by lumbar puncture.
There are sparse published data relating to the pharmacokinetic properties of artemether, lumefantrine, and their active metabolites in children, especially desbutyl-lumefantrine.
This study confirmed previous findings that Pf38 is a polymorphic gene under balancing selection.
Overall, our results illustrate that PNG malaria-endemic regions harbor a complex mixture of P. vivax strains, and emphasize the importance of malaria control strategies that would be effective against a highly diverse parasite population.