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Open Access | Nigeria Anopheles Vector Database: An Overview of 100 Years' Research

January 4, 2012 - 06:32 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Patricia Nkem Okorie, F. Ellis McKenzie, Olusegun George Ademowo, Moses Bockarie, Louise Kelly-Hope
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PLoS ONE 6(12): e28347

MalariaWorldAnopheles mosquitoes are important vectors of malaria and lymphatic filariasis (LF), which are major public health diseases in Nigeria.

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In vitro amodiaquine resistance and its association with mutations in pfcrt and pfmdr1 genes of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Nigeria

October 25, 2011 - 08:19 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
O.A. Folarin, C. Bustamante, G.O. Gbotosho, A. Sowunmi, M.G. Zalis, A.M.J. Oduola, C.T. Happi
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Acta Tropica, Volume 120, Issue 3, December 2011, Pages 224-230

MalariaWorldResults from this study suggest that polymorphisms in pfcrt and pfmdr1 genes are important for AQ resistance and therefore may be useful for epidemiological surveillance of P. falciparum resistance to AQ.

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Effects of Lime Juice on Malaria Parasite Clearance

September 29, 2011 - 08:44 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
S. A. Adegoke, O. A. Oyelami, O. S. Olatunya and L. A. Adeyemi
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Phytotherapy Research, Volume 25, Issue 10, pages 1547–1550, October 2011

MalariaWorldIt may therefore be inferred, from this preliminary work, that lime juice when used with the appropriate antimalarial may enhance malaria parasite clearance especially in those with uncomplicated malaria.

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Do poor people use poor quality providers? Evidence from the treatment of presumptive malaria in Nigeria (pages 1087–1098)

August 11, 2011 - 07:24 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Obinna Onwujekwe, Kara Hanson and Benjamin Uzochukwu
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 16, Issue 9, pages 1087–1098, September 2011

Everybody used poor quality malaria treatment services but the poor people used providers with poor quality malaria treatment services more than others.

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Open Access | Preventing malaria in pregnancy through community-directed interventions: evidence from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

August 10, 2011 - 08:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Okeibunor JC, Orji BC, Brieger W, Ishola G, Otolorin E, Rawlins B, Ndekhedehe EU, Onyeneho N, Fink G
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:227 (5 August 2011)

The presented results suggest that the inclusion of community-based programmes can substantially increase effective access to malaria prevention, and also increase access to formal health care access in general, and antenatal care attendance in particular in combination with supply side interventions.

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Open Access | Peer education: The effects on knowledge of pregnancy related malaria and preventive practices in women of reproductive age in Edo State, Nigeria.

August 3, 2011 - 13:11 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Petra F Mens, Pauline F.D Scheelbeek , Hind Al Attabi and Ehijie F.O Enato
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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:610

This study, explored peer to peer education as a tool in raising knowledge of MIP among women of child bearing age.

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Case Reports: Massilia timonae Infection Presenting as Generalized Lymphadenopathy in a Man Returning to Belgium from Nigeria

July 21, 2011 - 14:02 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Amaryllis H. Van Craenenbroeck, Kim Camps, Pierre Zachée, and Ka Lung Wu
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J. Clin. Microbiol., Jul 2011; 49: 2763 - 2765.

We report a case of apparent malaria infection presented with a syndrome of painless, generalized lymphadenopathy without granulomas shortly after exposure to fresh water in rural West Africa.

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Open Access | Relationship between care-givers' misconceptions and non-use of ITNs by under-five Nigerian children

June 23, 2011 - 14:14 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Arogundade ED, Adebayo SB, Anyanti J, Nwokolo E, Ladipo O, Ankomah A, Meremikwu MM
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:170 (22 June 2011)

Misconceptions about causes and prevention of malaria by caregivers adversely influence the use ITN by under-five children. Appropriate communication strategies should correct these misconceptions.

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Open Access | Treatment of uncomplicated malaria at public health facilities and medicine retailers in south-eastern Nigeria

June 9, 2011 - 14:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mangham LJ, Cundill B, Ezeoke O, Nwala E, Uzochukwu BSC, Wiseman V, Onwujekwe O
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:155 (8 June 2011)

Few febrile patients attending public health facilities, pharmacies and patent medicine dealers received an ACT, and the use of artemisinin-monotherapy and less effective anti-malarials is concerning.

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An exploratory qualitative study on perceptions about mosquito bed nets in the Niger Delta: what are the barriers to sustained use?

May 10, 2011 - 08:15 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Galvin KT, Petford N, Ajose F, Davies D
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Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, April 2011 , Volume 2011:4 Pages 73 - 83

Successful control of malaria and scale up of insecticide-treated net coverage relies on community perceptions and practice.

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