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Pyronaridine–artesunate and artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Kenyan children: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial

May 15, 2018 - 14:43 -- Open Access
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Johanna M. Roth, Patrick Sawa, Nicodemus Makio, George Omweri, Victor Osoti, Selpha Okach, Felix Choy, Henk D. F. H. Schallig and Pètra Mens
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:199, 15 May 2018

Pyronaridine–artesunate was well tolerated, efficacious and non-inferior to artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in Kenyan children.

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Socioeconomic health inequality in malaria indicators in rural western Kenya: evidence from a household malaria survey on burden and care-seeking behaviour

April 17, 2018 - 16:03 -- Open Access
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Vincent Were, Ann M. Buff, Louis Niessen, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:166, 16 April 2018

Inequalities in malaria infection and expenditures on potentially ineffective malaria medication between the poorest and less-poor households were evident in rural western Kenya.

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Fever case management at private health facilities and private pharmacies on the Kenyan coast: analysis of data from two rounds of client exit interviews and mystery client visits

March 15, 2018 - 06:58 -- Open Access
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Stephen Poyer, Anne Musuva, Nicole Charman, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:112, 13 March 2018

Non-laboratory staff working in registered pharmacies in Kenya can follow national guidelines for diagnosis with RDTs when provided with the same level of training and supervision as private health facility staff.

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Reactive case detection of Plasmodium falciparum in western Kenya highlands: effective in identifying additional cases, yet limited effect on transmission

March 15, 2018 - 06:54 -- Open Access
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Ebenezer K. Aidoo, Yaw A. Afrane, Guiyun Yan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:111, 13 March 2018

Screening index case households and neighbours approximately doubles the chance to detect asymptomatic infections compared to randomly selected households.

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Infant and child mortality in relation to malaria transmission in KEMRI/CDC HDSS, Western Kenya: validation of verbal autopsy

January 22, 2018 - 15:59 -- Open Access
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Nyaguara O. Amek, Annemieke Van Eijk, Kim A. Lindblade, Mary Hamel, Nabie Bayoh, John Gimnig, Kayla F. Laserson, Laurence Slutsker, Thomas Smith and Penelope Vounatsou
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:37, 18 January 2018

Interventions that reduce P. falciparum transmission intensity will not only significantly reduce malaria-diagnosed mortality, but also mortality assigned to other causes in under-5 year old children in endemic areas.

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“We were being treated like the Queen”: understanding trial factors influencing high paediatric malaria treatment adherence in western Kenya

January 9, 2018 - 08:10 -- Open Access
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Caroline Jones, Ambrose O. Talisuna, Robert W. Snow and Dejan Zurovac
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:8, 5 January 2018

This study highlights the complex range of factors that influence AL adherence.

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Status of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors in Kwale County, Coastal Kenya

January 8, 2018 - 16:14 -- Open Access
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Caroline W. Kiuru, Florence Awino Oyieke, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, Joseph Mwangangi, Luna Kamau and Damaris Muhia-Matoke
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:3, 5 January 2018

This study showed phenotypic resistance to pyrethroids and low frequency of L1014S kdr mutation in An. gambiae s.l.

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Why some sites are responding better to anti-malarial interventions? A case study from western Kenya

January 3, 2018 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Anthony Kapesa, Eliningaya J. Kweka, Harrysone Atieli, Erasmus Kamugisha, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:498, 29 December 2017

The malaria vector species composition shift, insecticide resistance and climatic warming were the likely cause of the contrasting outcome of malaria intervention in western Kenya.

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Age-specific Plasmodium parasite profile in pre and post ITN intervention period at a highland site in western Kenya

November 20, 2017 - 15:29 -- Open Access
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Ednah N. Ototo, Guofa Zhou, Guiyun Yan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:466, 16 November 2017

The study provides evidence for reduction of malaria prevalence following the introduction of LLINs and ACT in western Kenya.

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Temporal variation in confirmed diagnosis of fever-related malarial cases among children under-5 years by community health workers and in health facilities between years 2013 and 2015 in Siaya County, Kenya

November 14, 2017 - 15:48 -- Open Access
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Donald O. Apat, John M. Gachohi, Mohamed Karama, Jusper R. Kiplimo and Sonia E. Sachs
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:454, 9 November 2017

CHWs have the potential to play a major role in diagnosing and treating malaria, thereby decreasing under-five children mortality.

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