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Open Access | Do consumers' preferences for improved provision of malaria treatment services differ by their socio-economic status and geographic location? A study in southeast Nigeria

January 10, 2010 - 18:01 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Do consumers' preferences for improved provision of malaria treatment services differ by their socio-economic status and geographic location? A study in southeast Nigeria
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BMC Public Health 2010, 10:7

Treatment of malaria in Nigeria is still problematic and this contributes to worsening burden of the disease in the country.

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Open Access | Are there geographic and socio-economic differences in incidence, burden and prevention of malaria? A study in southeast Nigeria

January 10, 2010 - 16:42 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Obinna Onwujekwe , Benjamin Uzochukwu , Nkem Dike , Chijioke Okoli , Soludo Eze and Ogoamaka Chukwuogo
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International Journal for Equity in Health 2009, 8:45

This study explored the socioeconomic and geographic differences in incidence and burden of malaria as well as ownership of mosquito nets.

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Open Access | Potential contribution of prescription practices to the emergence and spread of chloroquine resistance in south-west Nigeria: caution in the use of artemisinin combination therapy

January 7, 2010 - 13:22 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Grace O Gbotosho, Christian T Happi, Abideen Ganiyu, Olumide A Ogundahunsi, Akin Sowunmi, Ayoade M Oduola
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:313 (30 December 2009)

The results from this study describe a lack of adherence to national treatment guidelines, especially in the private sector, and a relationship between prescription practices and dissemination of drug resistant falciparum malaria.

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Therapeutic Efficacy and Effects of Artesunate-Mefloquine and Mefloquine Alone on Malaria-Associated Anemia in Children with Uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Southwest Nigeria

December 18, 2009 - 16:19 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Akintunde Sowunmi, Grace O. Gbotosho, Christian Happi, Titilope Okuboyejo, Onikepe Folarin, Sulayman Balogun, AND Obaro Michael
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2009;81 979-986

Both regimens were well tolerated. AMQ clears parasitemia and reduces gametocyte carriage more rapidly and causes lesser fall in hematocrit than MQ, but both regimens are effective treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in Nigerian children.

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Open Access | Clinical Microbiology: Are malaria treatment expenditures catastrophic to different socio-economic and geographic groups and how do they cope with payment? A study in southeast Nigeria

December 17, 2009 - 13:05 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Obinna Onwujekwe , Kara Hanson, Benjamin Uzochukwu , Hyacinth Ichoku , Edith Ike and Benjamin Onwughalu
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 15 Issue 1, Pages 18 – 25

To determine the inequities in the household income depletion resulting from malaria treatment expenditures, the sacrifice of basic household needs (catastrophe) and the differences in payment strategies among different socio-economic and geographic groups in southeast Nigeria.

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CLOSED: Family Health International: Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

November 28, 2009 - 15:26 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in family health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

CLOSED: Family Health International: Project Director

November 28, 2009 - 15:22 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services in family health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

 

Cost-effectiveness analysis of rapid diagnostic test, microscopy and syndromic approach in the diagnosis of malaria in Nigeria: implications for scaling-up deployment of ACT

November 26, 2009 - 12:49 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Benjamin SC Uzochukwu, Eric N Obikeze, Obinna E Onwujekwe, Chima A Onoka, Ulla K Griffiths
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:265 (23 November 2009)

Paper comparing different diagnostic methods used in Nigeria, from a cost-effectiveness view point .

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Improving childhood malaria treatment and referral practices by training patent medicine vendors in rural south-east Nigeria

November 26, 2009 - 12:15 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Theodora A Okeke, Benjamin SC Uzochukwu
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:260 (20 November 2009)

This study aimed to determine the feasibility and impact of training rural drug vendors on community-based malaria treatment and advice with referral of severe cases to a health facility.

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Malaria treatment perceptions, practices and influences on provider behaviour: comparing hospitals and non-hospitals in south-east Nigeria

October 29, 2009 - 12:50 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Obinna Onwujekwe, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Nkem Dike, Nkoli Uguru, Emmanuel Nwobi, Elvis Shu
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:246 (28 October 2009)

The behaviour of providers is often influenced by their knowledge, financial incentives, competition, or to follow patient demands and expectations. This study used a pre-tested structured questionnaire to collect data from 225 providers from hospitals and non-hospitals about their malaria treatment practices.

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