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Non-invasive surveillance of Plasmodium infection by real-time PCR analysis of ethanol preserved faeces from Ugandan school children with intestinal schistosomiasis

April 4, 2019 - 15:36 -- Open Access
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Hajri Al-Shehri, B. Joanne Power, J. Russell Stothard, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:109, 1 April 2019

In this high transmission setting, EPF sampling with rtPCR analysis has satisfactory diagnostic performance in estimation of mean prevalence and prevalence by school upon direct comparison with POC-RDTs.

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NOT Open Access | Changing Molecular Markers of Antimalarial Drug Sensitivity across Uganda

March 5, 2019 - 15:56 -- NOT Open Access
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Victor Asua, Joanna Vinden, Melissa D. Conrad, Jennifer Legac, Simon P. Kigozi, Moses R. Kamya, Grant Dorsey, Samuel L. Nsobya and Philip J. Rosenthal
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Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. February 2019 63:e01818-18

The potential spread of antimalarial drug resistance to Africa, in particular for artemisinins and key partner drugs, is a major concern.

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Caregiver responses and association with delayed care-seeking in children with uncomplicated and severe malaria

January 2, 2019 - 15:21 -- Open Access
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Arthur Mpimbaza, Anne Katahoire, Philip J. Rosenthal, Charles Karamagi and Grace Ndeezi
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:476, 18 December 2018

Caregivers should be educated on the importance of promptly seeking care at a health facility where appropriate care can be provided.

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Community facilitators and barriers to a successful implementation of mass drug administration and indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in Uganda: a qualitative study

January 2, 2019 - 15:14 -- Open Access
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Humphrey Wanzira, Susan Naiga, Ronald Mulebeke, Fred Bukenya, Mariam Nabukenya, Osborn Omoding, Dorothy Echodu and Adoke Yeka
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:474, 17 December 2018

This study documents important community engagement strategies that need to be considered when implementing malaria MDA in combination with IRS, for malaria prevention in such settings.

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Cross-sectional study on the adherence to malaria guidelines in lakeshore facilities of Buyende and Kaliro districts, Uganda

November 21, 2018 - 14:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Henry Kaula, Sylvia Kiconco and Luigi Nuñez
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:432, 19 November 2018

The findings indicate very low levels of adherence to IMM guidelines among healthcare workers in the lakeshore areas of Kaliro and Buyende districts.

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Completion of community health worker initiated patient referrals in integrated community case management in rural Uganda

October 23, 2018 - 14:43 -- Open Access
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Jana Jarolimova, Stephen Baguma, Geren Stone, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:379, 22 October 2018

A high percentage of children referred to the health centre through iCCM in rural Uganda completed the referral.

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Free versus purchased mosquito net ownership and use in Budondo sub-county, Uganda

October 17, 2018 - 15:17 -- Open Access
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Patricia Moscibrodzki, Molly Dobelle, Jessie Stone, Charles Kalumuna, Yueh-Hsiu Mathilda Chiu and Nils Hennig
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:363, 16 October 2018

Understanding inter- and intra-household net-use factors will help malaria control programmes more effectively direct their efforts to increase public health impact.

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Associations between erythrocyte polymorphisms and risks of uncomplicated and severe malaria in Ugandan children: A case control study

October 2, 2018 - 16:31 -- Open Access
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Arthur Mpimbaza, Andrew Walakira, Grace Ndeezi, Anne Katahoire, Charles Karamagi, Samuel L. Nsobya, Stephen Tukwasibwe, Victor Asua, Philip J. Rosenthal
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PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203229

Associations were complex, with HbAS principally protective against severe anemia, _α/αα against altered consciousness, and negative epistasis between the two polymorphisms.

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Private sector drug shops frequently dispense parenteral anti-malarials in a rural region of Western Uganda

August 22, 2018 - 15:10 -- Open Access
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Lawrence T. Wang, Robert Bwambale, Corinna Keeler, Raquel Reyes, Rabbison Muhindo, Michael Matte, Moses Ntaro, Edgar Mulogo, Radhika Sundararajan and Ross M. Boyce
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:305, 22 August 2018

Drug shops are major sources of parenteral anti-malarials, which should be reserved for cases of severe malaria.

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Reduced-representation sequencing identifies small effective population sizes of Anopheles gambiae in the north-western Lake Victoria basin, Uganda

August 7, 2018 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Rachel M. Wiltshire, Christina M. Bergey, Jonathan K. Kayondo, Josephine Birungi, Louis G. Mukwaya, Scott J. Emrich, Nora J. Besansky and Frank H. Collins
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:285, 6 August 2018

A reduced-representation SNP marker set for genome-wide An. gambiae genetic analysis in the north-western Lake Victoria basin is reported.

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