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Democratic Republic of Congo

Molecular identification of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in malaria infected women who received intermittent preventive treatment in the Democratic Republic of Congo

January 10, 2018 - 15:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Emrah Ruh, Jean Paul Bateko, Turgut Imir and Aysegul Taylan-Ozkan
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:17, 9 January 2018

In the study, the rate of SGEGA haplotype was low (2.1%). Although K540E and A581G alleles are more common in Eastern Africa, a distinct lineage of SGEGA is also present in the DRC, which is located in Central Africa.

Identifying risk factors for Plasmodium infection and anaemia in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

July 19, 2016 - 16:18 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Giovanfrancesco Ferrari, Henry M. T. Ntuku, Amanda Ross, Sandro Schmidlin, Didier M. Kalemwa, Antoinette K. Tshefu and Christian Lengeler
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:362, 15 July 2016

This study shows that in areas of low transmission in Kinshasa, the peak prevalence occurs in older age groups however ITN use was highest in children under 5 years.

A malaria risk map of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

January 26, 2016 - 19:19 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Giovanfrancesco Ferrari, Henry M. Ntuku, Sandro Schmidlin, Eric Diboulo, Antoinette K. Tshefu and Christian Lengeler
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:27, 13 January 2016

This study presents the first malaria risk map of Kinshasa, a mega city of roughly 10 million inhabitants and located in a highly endemic malaria zone.

Exploring health practitioners’ acceptability of a prospective semi-quantitative pfHRP2 device to define severe malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo

December 22, 2015 - 16:57 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Freek de Haan, Marie Onyamboko, Caterina Fanello, Charles Woodrow, Yoel Lubell, Wouter Boon, Arjen Dondorp
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:503 (15 December 2015)

Congolese practitioners perceive the prospective semi-quantitative pfHRP2 device as a welcome addition to their clinical equipment.

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