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Research in progress: Evaluating Artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria using the K13 propeller domain molecular biomarker

January 9, 2016 - 09:03 -- Olajoju Soniran

Hi,
I want to share my research observations (on artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum) with malaria Professionals in this scientific community and welcome your candid comments.

I am a Ph.D student working on surveillance for artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in dried blood spots sampled from Nigeria. I sequenced the K13 propeller domain at Macrogen using the PCR primers published in Nature Ariey 2014 titled 'A molecular marker of artemisinin resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria'.

Status of the use and compliance with malaria rapid diagnostic tests in formal private health facilities in Nigeria

January 7, 2016 - 17:13 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Olugbenga Mokuolu, Godwin Ntadom, Nnenna Ezeigwe, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016, 15:4 (4 January 2016)

In formal private health facilities in Nigeria there is a high rate of malaria testing for febrile patients, high level of compliance with test results but relatively low level of RDT utilization.

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Population-based prevalence of malaria among pregnant women in Enugu State, Nigeria: the Healthy Beginning Initiative

November 10, 2015 - 07:06 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jayleen Gunn, John Ehiri, Echezona Ezeanolue, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:438 (5 November 2015)

Results of this study are consistent with hospital-based estimates of malaria during pregnancy in southeastern Nigeria.

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A qualitative study on health workers’ and community members’ perceived sources, role of information and communication on malaria treatment, prevention and control in southeast Nigeria

October 23, 2015 - 15:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jane C Umeano-Enemuoh, Benjamim Uzochukwu, Nkoli Ezumah, Lindsay Mangham-Jefferies, Virginia Wiseman and Obinna Onwujekwe
Reference: 
BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:437

The study aimed at determining health workers’ and community members’ sources, value and use of information on malaria prevention and treatment in Nigeria.

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Hypoxemia predicts death from severe falciparum malaria among children under 5 years of age in Nigeria: the need for pulse oximetry in case management.

September 22, 2015 - 16:07 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Adebola Orimadegun, Babatunde Ogunbosi, Bose Orimadegun
Reference: 
Afr Health Sci. 2014 Jun;14(2):397-407

To investigate the prevalence and predictive value of hypoxaemia for deaths in under-5s with severe falciparum malaria infection.

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Management of paediatric illnesses by patent and proprietary medicine vendors in Nigeria

June 4, 2015 - 08:15 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Emily Treleaven, Jenny Liu, Lisa Prach, Chinwoke Isiguzo
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:232 (4 June 2015)

Many PPMVs lack the knowledge and tools to properly treat common childhood illnesses.

Background

In Nigeria and elsewhere, informal drug sellers, or patent and proprietary medicine vendors (PPMVs), are a common source of care for children with malaria, diarrhoea, and pneumonia. However, their knowledge and stocking of recommended treatments for these common childhood illnesses are not well understood.

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Lessons from the failure of the WHO Garki Project

March 11, 2015 - 12:50 -- William Jobin

Do any of you have experience with the Garki Project, to add to my comments below? I would especially appreciate comments from those of you who knew what the thinking inside WHO Geneva was, at the time.

What lessons can we learn from the failure of the WHO Garki Malaria Project in Kano, Nigeria, 1970-1980?

Impact of a behaviour change intervention on long-lasting insecticidal net care and repair behaviour and net condition in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

February 3, 2015 - 16:08 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Hannah Koenker, Albert Kilian, Gabrielle Hunter, Angela Acosta, Leah Scandurra, Babafunke Fagbemi, Emmanuel O Onyefunafoa, Megan Fotheringham, Matthew Lynch
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:18 (21 January 2015)

Exposure to multiple channels of a comprehensive BCC intervention was associated with improved attitude scores, and with improved net condition at endline.

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NOT Open Access | Malaria prevention and treatment in pregnancy: Survey of current practice among private medical practitioners in Lagos, Nigeria

January 7, 2015 - 12:34 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Kabiru Afolarin Rabiu, Nosimot Omolola Davies, Ugochi O Nzeribe-Abangwu, Adeniyi Abiodun Adewunmi, Fatimat Motunrayo Akinlusi, Oluwarotimi Ireti Akinola, and Sunday O Ogundele
Reference: 
Trop Doct January 2015 vol. 45 no. 1 6-11

We studied the practice of malaria prevention and treatment in pregnancy of 394 private medical practitioners in Lagos State, Nigeria using a self-administered pre-tested structured questionnaire.

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Microsatellite markers reveal low levels of population sub-structuring of Plasmodium falciparum in southwestern Nigeria

December 18, 2014 - 09:15 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Oyebola MK, Idowu ET, Nyang H, Olukosi YA, Otubanjo OA, Nwakanma DC, Awolola ST, Amambua-Ngwa A
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :493 (13 December 2014)

The absence of detectable population structure of P. falciparum in southwestern Nigeria is evident in the lack of significant differentiation between populations separated by about 200 km.

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