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Housing type and risk of malaria among under-five children in Nigeria: evidence from the malaria indicator survey

August 29, 2018 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Oyewale M. Morakinyo, Folusho M. Balogun and Adeniyi F. Fagbamigbe
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:311, 28 August 2018

Non-improved housing predicted malaria infection among U5s in Nigeria. Improved housing is a promising means to support a more integrated and sustainable approach to malaria prevention.

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NOT Open Access | A Study of Malaria Parasite Density in HIV-1 Positive Under-fives in Benin City, Nigeria

August 7, 2018 - 15:58 -- NOT Open Access
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Ikechukwu Okonkwo, Michael Ibadin, Wilson Sadoh, Austine Omoigberale
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Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Volume 64, Issue 4, 1 August 2018, Pages 289–296,

Parasitaemia is higher in HIV-infected than uninfected children.

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Factors associated with caregivers’ consistency of use of bed nets in Nigeria: a multilevel multinomial analysis of survey data

August 3, 2018 - 15:58 -- Open Access
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Stella Babalola, Sulaimon T. Adedokun, Anna McCartney-Melstad, Mathew Okoh, Sola Asa, Ian Tweedie and Andrew Tompsett
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:280, 2 August 2018

The study recommends that efforts designed to promote consistent use of bed nets should be state-specific and include strategies targeting ideational variables.

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Caregivers’ knowledge and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets among under-five children in Osun State, Southwest, Nigeria

June 19, 2018 - 14:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Oluwaseyi K. Israel, Olufunmilayo I. Fawole, Ayo S. Adebowale, IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi, Oyindamola B. Yusuf, Abisola Oladimeji and Olufemi Ajumobi
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:231, 18 June 2018

The level of knowledge of respondents about LLIN was high and the utilization of LLIN among U5 was above average, however, it is still far below the 80% target. Efforts should be made to further improve utilization of LLIN through intensified promotion and health education.

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Provider and patient perceptions of malaria rapid diagnostic test use in Nigeria: a cross-sectional evaluation

May 17, 2018 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Olugbenga A. Mokuolu, Olufemi O. Ajumobi, Bala M. Audu, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:200, 16 May 2018

The study demonstrated positive perception to RDT use by HW and among community members with good compliance rate among health workers at the PHC level.

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Outcome of capacity building intervention for malaria vector surveillance, control and research in Nigerian higher institutions

May 15, 2018 - 14:50 -- Open Access
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Adedayo O. Oduola, Abiodun Obembe, Olukayode J. Adelaja, Adeniyi K. Adeneye, Joel Akilah and Taiwo S. Awolola
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:193, 15 May 2018

The capacity available for vector control research and surveillance at institutional level in Nigeria is weak and require further strengthening.

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Private sector malaria RDT initiative in Nigeria: lessons from an end-of-project stakeholder engagement meeting

February 7, 2018 - 16:04 -- Open Access
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Babatunde Odugbemi, Chijioke Ezeudu, Seye Babatunde, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:70, 6 February 2018

The malaria rapid diagnosis testing (RDT) landscape is rapidly evolving in health care delivery in Nigeria with many stakeholders playing or having potential for critical roles.

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The inverted cup device for blood transfer on malaria RDTs: ease of use, acceptability and safety in routine use by health workers in Nigeria

January 16, 2018 - 16:03 -- Open Access
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Sandra Incardona, Magoma Mwancha-Kwasa, Roxanne R. Rees-Channer, Audrey Albertini, Joshua Havumaki, Peter Chiodini, Wellington Oyibo and Iveth J. Gonzalez
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:29, 15 January 2018

The good volume accuracy and high acceptability of the inverted cup device shown in this study, along with observed ease of use and safety in hands of health workers, further strengthens prior findings which demonstrated its higher accuracy as compared with other BTDs in a laboratory setting

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Extensive diversity in the allelic frequency of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface proteins and glutamate-rich protein in rural and urban settings of southwestern Nigeria

January 3, 2018 - 14:46 -- Open Access
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Roland I. Funwei, Bolaji N. Thomas, Catherine O. Falade and Olusola Ojurongbe
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:1, 2 January 2018

Significant genetic diversity was observed between rural and urban parasite populations in Ibadan, southwestern Nigeria.

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When it just won’t go away: oral artemisinin monotherapy in Nigeria, threatening lives, threatening progress

December 19, 2017 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Chinazo Ujuju, Jennifer Anyanti, Paul N. Newton and Godwin Ntadom
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:489, 15 December 2017

Oral AMT is commonly available in Nigeria’s private sector.

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