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The role of gender on malaria preventive behaviour among rural households in Kenya

January 12, 2016 - 16:58 -- Open Access
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Gracious Diiro, Hippolyte Affognon, Beatrice Muriithi, Sarah Wanja, Charles Mbogo, Clifford Mutero
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Malaria Journal 2016, 15:14 (7 January 2016)

The findings from thus study suggest that universal policy tools can be used to promote uptake of integrated malaria prevention practices, for female- and male-headed households.

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Pharmacokinetics of mefloquine and its effect on sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim steady-state blood levels in intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) of pregnant HIV-infected women in Kenya

January 7, 2016 - 17:18 -- Open Access
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Michael Green, Kephas Otieno, Abraham Katana, Laurence Slutsker, Simon Kariuki, Peter Ouma, Raquel González, Clara Menendez, Feiko ter Kuile, Meghna Desai
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Malaria Journal 2016, 15:7 (5 January 2016)

Although a transient decrease in sulfamethoxazole levels was observed, there was no change in hospital admissions due to secondary bacterial infections, implying that mefloquine may have provided antimicrobial protection.

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Spatially variable risk factors for malaria in a geographically heterogeneous landscape, western Kenya: an explorative study

January 7, 2016 - 17:04 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Tobias Homan, Nicolas Maire, Willem Takken, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016, 15:1 (4 January 2016)

Identification of risk factors for malaria that vary geographically can provide insight into the local epidemiology of malaria

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Comparing insecticide-treated bed net use to Plasmodium falciparum infection among schoolchildren living near Lake Victoria, Kenya

December 29, 2015 - 16:11 -- Open Access
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Collins Okoyo, Charles Mwandawiro, Jimmy Kihara, Elses Simiyu, Caroline Gitonga, Abdisalan Noor, Sammy Njenga, Robert Snow
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:515 (22 December 2015)

Malaria transmission continues to be high around Lake Victoria.

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Current Mathematical Models for Analyzing Anti-Malarial Antibody Data with an Eye to Malaria Elimination and Eradication

December 10, 2015 - 14:37 -- Open Access
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Nuno Sepúlveda, Gillian Stresman, Michael T. White and Chris J. Drakeley
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Journal of Immunology Research, Volume 2015

This paper aims then to review current mathematical models and corresponding statistical approaches used in antibody data analysis. The application of these models is illustrated with three data sets from Equatorial Guinea, Brazilian Amazonia region, and western Kenyan highlands. 

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Use of prospective hospital surveillance data to define spatiotemporal heterogeneity of malaria risk in coastal Kenya

December 2, 2015 - 17:31 -- Open Access
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Donal Bisanzio, Francis Mutuku, Angelle LaBeaud, Peter Mungai, Jackson Muinde, Hajara Busaidy, Dunstan Mukoko, Charles King, Uriel Kitron
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:482 (1 December 2015)

The results indicate that the use of passive surveillance was an effective method to detect spatiotemporal patterns of malaria risk in coastal Kenya.

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Feasibility of an innovative electronic mobile system to assist health workers to collect accurate, complete and timely data in a malaria control programme in a remote setting in Kenya

November 4, 2015 - 13:56 -- Open Access
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David Soti, Stephen Kinoti, Ahmeddin Omar, John Logedi, Teresa Mwendwa, Zahra Hirji, Santiago Ferro
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:430 (4 November 2015)

Quality, complete and timely data collection by health workers in a remote setting in Kenya is feasible.

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Use of different transmission metrics to describe malaria epidemiology in the highlands of western Kenya

October 27, 2015 - 07:08 -- Open Access
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Jennifer Stevenson, Gillian Stresman, Chris Drakeley, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:418 (26 October 2015)

In this highland site in western Kenya malaria transmission was low, but highly heterogeneous.

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The Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm): are remote areas benefiting from the intervention?

October 14, 2015 - 06:46 -- Open Access
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Yazoume Ye, Fred Arnold, Kara Hanson, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:398 (9 October 2015)

The findings indicate the AMFm programme contributed to making QAACT more available in RAs in these two countries.

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Not Open Access | Sleeping on the floor decreases insecticide treated bed net use and increases risk of malaria in children under 5 years of age in Mbita District, Kenya

September 29, 2015 - 15:39 -- NOT Open Access
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Noboru Minakawa, James O. Kongere, Peter S. Larson, et al.
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Parasitology Volume 142 Issue 12 October 2015, pp 1516-1522

This study revealed whether sleeping location (bed vs floor) is associated with P. falciparum infection among children 7–59 months old. More than 60% of children slept on the floor. Younger children were significantly more likely to sleep in beds [odds ratio, OR 2·31 (95% confidence interval (CI) 2·02–2·67)]. Nearly 70% of children slept under LLINs the previous night. 

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