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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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Reuse of malaria rapid diagnostic tests for amplicon deep sequencing to estimate Plasmodium falciparum transmission intensity in western Uganda

July 17, 2018 - 16:06 -- Open Access
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Ross M. Boyce, Nick Hathaway, Jonathan J. Juliano, et al.
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Scientific Reportsvolume 8, Article number: 10159 (2018)

Molecular techniques are not routinely employed for malaria surveillance, while cross-sectional, community-based parasite surveys require significant resources.

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A cross-sectional study of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection burden and risk factors in general population children in 12 villages in northern Uganda

June 26, 2018 - 16:26 -- Open Access
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Marlena Maziarz, Hadijah Nabalende, Sam M. Mbulaiteye, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:240, 20 June 2018

The results show high but heterogeneous pfPR in villages in northern Uganda, confirm significantly decreased pfPR associated with IRS implementation, and suggest significant associations with some household characteristics.

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Neonatal and congenital malaria: a case series in malaria endemic eastern Uganda

April 24, 2018 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Peter Olupot-Olupot, Emma I. E. Eregu, Ketty Naizuli, Julie Ikiror, Linda Acom and Kathy Burgoine
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:171, 20 April 2018

At the Mbale RRH-NNU, the finding of cases of NCM was not expected, therefore, neonates presenting with features of suspected sepsis in malaria endemic settings should be routinely screened for NCM.

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The effect of case management and vector-control interventions on space–time patterns of malaria incidence in Uganda

April 17, 2018 - 15:52 -- Open Access
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Julius Ssempiira, John Kissa, Penelope Vounatsou, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:162, 12 April 2018

The decline in malaria incidence highlights the effectiveness of vector-control interventions and case management with ACT in Uganda.

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