Oral AMT is commonly available in Nigeria’s private sector.
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.
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.
The study reports multiple insecticide resistance in An. funestus from Akaka Remo.
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.
Formative research played a valuable role in exploring local socio-cultural contexts and health system realities.
IRS has led to a reduction in the level of parasitaemia in the under-fives in the study areas.
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.
Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) – α has been shown to play an important role in the pathogenesis of falciparum malaria.
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.