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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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Demand-related factors influencing caregivers’ awareness of malaria tests and health workers’ testing practices, in Makarfi, Nigeria

December 13, 2017 - 15:50 -- Open Access
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Olufemi Ajumobi, Kabir Sabitu, Jenny Liu, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:487, 12 December 2017

Uptake of malaria testing prior to treatment can be improved by increasing its awareness and addressing misunderstandings among caregivers, promoting testing practices among health workers, and availing caregivers living farther from health centres alternative opportunities for community case management of febrile illnesses.

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Impact of home-based management on malaria outcome in under-fives presenting in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria

May 9, 2017 - 15:49 -- Open Access
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Damian U. Nwaneri, Ayebo E. Sadoh and Michael O. Ibadin
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:187, 3 May 2017

The expected benefits of home-based management of malaria in under-fives were undermined by inappropriate treatment practices by the caregivers leading to high incidence of severe malaria and mortality.

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Evidence of a multiple insecticide resistance in the malaria vector Anopheles funestus in South West Nigeria

November 30, 2016 - 16:07 -- Open Access
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Rousseau J. Djouaka, Seun M. Atoyebi, Charles S. Wondji, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:565, 22 November 2016

The study reports multiple insecticide resistance in An. funestus from Akaka Remo.

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Scaling-up the use of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for the preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy: results and lessons on scalability, costs and programme impact from three local government areas in Sokoto State, Nigeria

November 9, 2016 - 17:18 -- Open Access
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Nosa Orobaton, Anne M. Austin, Katherine Beal, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:533, 4 November 2016

It is feasible, safe, and affordable to scale up the delivery of high impact IPTp-SP interventions in low resource malaria endemic settings, where few women access facility-based maternal health services.

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The use of formative research to inform the design of a seasonal malaria chemoprevention intervention in northern Nigeria

September 20, 2016 - 17:10 -- Open Access
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Clare E. Strachan, Musa Kana, Ebenezer Baba, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:474, 15 September 2016

Formative research played a valuable role in exploring local socio-cultural contexts and health system realities.

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A malariometric survey of under-fives residing in indoor residual spraying-implementing and non-implementing communities of Lagos, Nigeria

September 13, 2016 - 17:28 -- Open Access
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Babatunde A. Odugbemi, Kikelomo O. Wright, Adebayo T. Onajole, Yetunde A. Kuyinu, Olayinka O. Goodman, Tinuola O. Odugbemi and Olumuyiwa O. Odusanya
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:458, 7 September 2016

IRS has led to a reduction in the level of parasitaemia in the under-fives in the study areas.

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The impact of behaviour change communication on the use of insecticide treated nets: a secondary analysis of ten post-campaign surveys from Nigeria

August 23, 2016 - 18:41 -- Open Access
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Albert Kilian, Harriet Lawford, Chinazo N. Ujuju, Tarekegn A. Abeku, Ernest Nwokolo, Festus Okoh and Ebenezer Baba
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:422, 19 August 2016

More than half of the respondents (58.4 %; 95 % CI 56.0, 60.7) had heard a message about net use or hanging during or after the distribution campaign, with media cited as the most common source of information.

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NOT Open Access | Tumour necrosis factor alpha promoter polymorphism, TNF-238 is associated with severe clinical outcome of falciparum malaria in Ibadan southwest Nigeria

July 2, 2016 - 16:27 -- NOT Open Access
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Subulade A. Olaniyan, Olukemi K. Amodu, Adekunle A. Bakare, Marita Troye-Blomberg, Olayemi O. Omotade, Kirk A. Rockett
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Acta Tropica, Volume 161, September 2016, Pages 62–67

Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) – α has been shown to play an important role in the pathogenesis of falciparum malaria.

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Malaria prevention practices and delivery outcome: a cross sectional study of pregnant women attending a tertiary hospital in northeastern Nigeria

June 21, 2016 - 14:33 -- Open Access
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Hamzat U. Muhammad, Fatima J. Giwa, Adebola T. Olayinka, Shakir M. Balogun, IkeOluwapo Ajayi, Olufemi Ajumobi and Patrick Nguku
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:326, 18 June 2016

The high prevalence of malaria in pregnancy and the adverse outcome in this insurgence area reflects the poor access of pregnant women to preventive measures such as IPTp-SP.

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