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Social norms, misperceptions, and mosquito net use: a population-based, cross-sectional study in rural Uganda

June 7, 2019 - 16:55 -- Open Access
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Jessica M. Perkins, Paul Krezanoski, Sae Takada, Bernard Kakuhikire, Vincent Batwala, Alexander C. Tsai, Nicholas A. Christakis and David R. Bangsberg
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:189, 3 June 2019

Mosquito net use is an essential part of malaria prevention. Although previous research has shown that many people sleep under a mosquito net in endemic areas, it is unknown whether people underestimate how common it is to sleep under a net every night. Furthermore, perceived social norms about whether most others sleep under a mosquito net every night may contribute to personally sleeping under a net, given decades of research showing that people often mimic others’ behaviours.

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Household and maternal risk factors for malaria in pregnancy in a highly endemic area of Uganda: a prospective cohort study

April 29, 2019 - 13:03 -- Open Access
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Jaffer Okiring, Peter Olwoch, Abel Kakuru, Joseph Okou, Harriet Ochokoru, Tedy Andra Ochieng, Richard Kajubi, Moses R. Kamya, Grant Dorsey and Lucy S. Tusting
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:144, 23 April 2019

Malaria in pregnancy is a major public health challenge, but its risk factors remain poorly understood in some settings. This study assessed the association between household and maternal characteristics and malaria among pregnant women in a high transmission area of Uganda.

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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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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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