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HRP2 and pLDH-Based Rapid Diagnostic Tests, Expert Microscopy, and PCR for Detection of Malaria Infection during Pregnancy and at Delivery in Areas of Varied Transmission: A Prospective Cohort Study in Burkina Faso and Uganda

July 19, 2016 - 15:21 -- Open Access
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Daniel J. Kyabayinze, Issaka Zongo, David Bell, et al.
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PLoS ONE 11(7): e0156954

The study suggests that HRP2-based RDTs are the most appropriate point-of-care test currently available for use during pregnancy especially for symptomatic women, but will still miss some PCR-positive women.

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Factors associated with use of malaria control interventions by pregnant women in Buwunga subcounty, Bugiri District

July 5, 2016 - 18:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Elizabeth Muhumuza, Noel Namuhani, Bonny Enock Balugaba, Jessica Namata and Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:342, 4 July 2016

The level of uptake of the two recommended doses of sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) tablets for malaria prevention (IPTp2) was low, slightly more than half of the mothers slept under an ITN the night before the survey.

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Assessing supply-side barriers to uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy: a qualitative study and document and record review in two regions of Uganda

July 5, 2016 - 18:42 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Christian Rassi, Kirstie Graham, Patrobas Mufubenga, Rebecca King, Joslyn Meier and Sam Siduda Gudoi
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:341, 4 July 2016

Given the high ANC attendance rates in Uganda, supply-side barriers are likely to account for many missed opportunities for the provision of IPTp in Uganda.

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Use of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in a population with universal coverage following a mass distribution campaign in Uganda

June 13, 2016 - 16:15 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Humphrey Wanzira, Henry Katamba and Denis Rubahika
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:311, 7 June 2016

This analysis has showed that 80 % of the population used an LLIN among households that achieved universal coverage following the 2013 mass distribution campaign, especially among children under 5 years, an operational success in this category.

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Experiences of households using integrated malaria prevention in two rural communities in Wakiso district, Uganda: a qualitative study

June 12, 2016 - 19:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
David Musoke, George Karani, Rawlance Ndejjo, Peter Okui and Miph Boses Musoke
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:313, 7 June 2016

Use of the integrated approach to malaria prevention benefited the demonstration households mainly through observed reduction in mosquitoes indoors and malaria occurrence hence could be promoted in other areas.

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Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasitaemia among indigenous Batwa and non-indigenous communities of Kanungu district, Uganda

May 6, 2016 - 17:50 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Blánaid Donnelly, Lea Berrang-Ford, Pascal Michel, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:254, 4 May 2016

A health disparity exists between indigenous Batwa and non-indigenous community members with Batwa having higher prevalence of malaria relative to non-Batwa.

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Monitoring iCCM referral systems: Bugoye Integrated Community Case Management Initiative (BIMI) in Uganda

May 2, 2016 - 06:35 -- Open Access
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Lacey English, James S. Miller, Rapheal Mbusa, Michael Matte, Jessica Kenney, Shem Bwambale, Moses Ntaro, Palka Patel, Edgar Mulogo and Geren S. Stone
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:247, 29 April 2016

This study demonstrates the challenges of effectively monitoring iCCM referral completion, given identified limitations such as discordant data sources, incomplete record keeping and lack of unique identifiers.

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Perceptions and practices for preventing malaria in pregnancy in a peri-urban setting in south-western Uganda

April 15, 2016 - 15:17 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Anthony K. Mbonye, Said M. Mohamud and James Bagonza
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:211, 14 April 2016

Despite a good knowledge that malaria is a dangerous disease in pregnancy, there was poor access to antenatal care and use of SP for malaria prevention in pregnancy.

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Consolidating tactical planning and implementation frameworks for integrated vector management in Uganda

April 15, 2016 - 15:13 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Michael Okia, Peter Okui, Myers Lugemwa, John M. Govere, Vincent Katamba, John B. Rwakimari, Betty Mpeka and Emmanuel Chanda
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:214, 14 April 2016

Uganda has successfully established an evidence-based IVM approach and consolidated strategic planning and operational frameworks for VBD control.

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Malaria illness mediated by anaemia lessens cognitive development in younger Ugandan children

April 14, 2016 - 17:08 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Michael J. Boivin, Alla Sikorskii, Grant Dorsey, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:210, 14 April 2016

Malaria with anaemia and HIV exposure are significant risk factors for poor early childhood neurodevelopment in malaria-endemic areas in rural Africa.

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