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.
The potential spread of antimalarial drug resistance to Africa, in particular for artemisinins and key partner drugs, is a major concern.
Caregivers should be educated on the importance of promptly seeking care at a health facility where appropriate care can be provided.
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.
The findings indicate very low levels of adherence to IMM guidelines among healthcare workers in the lakeshore areas of Kaliro and Buyende districts.
A high percentage of children referred to the health centre through iCCM in rural Uganda completed the referral.
Understanding inter- and intra-household net-use factors will help malaria control programmes more effectively direct their efforts to increase public health impact.
Associations were complex, with HbAS principally protective against severe anemia, _α/αα against altered consciousness, and negative epistasis between the two polymorphisms.
Drug shops are major sources of parenteral anti-malarials, which should be reserved for cases of severe malaria.
A reduced-representation SNP marker set for genome-wide An. gambiae genetic analysis in the north-western Lake Victoria basin is reported.