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“…still waiting for chloroquine”: the challenge of communicating changes in first-line treatment policy for uncomplicated malaria in a remote Kenyan district

July 22, 2014 - 05:32 -- Open Access
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Okungu V, Gilson L
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :258 (8 July 2014)

Effective health policy communication is important for the uptake of new drug interventions and adherence to treatment regimens.

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Acceptance of a malaria vaccine by caregivers of sick children in Kenya

May 14, 2014 - 12:18 -- Open Access
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Ojakaa DI, Jarvis JD, Matilu MI, Thiam S
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :172 (5 May 2014)

Results from this study indicate a need for targeted messages and education on a malaria vaccine, particularly for residents of regions where acceptance is low, older caregivers, and those with low literacy and school-attendance levels.

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Using mobile phone text messaging for malaria surveillance in rural Kenya

April 15, 2014 - 19:35 -- Open Access
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Githinji S, Kigen S, Memusi D, Nyandigisi A, Wamari A, Muturi A, Jagoe G, Ziegler R, Snow RW, Zurovac D
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :107 (19 March 2014)

The study demonstrated the feasibility of using simple mobile phone text messages to transmit timely surveillance data from peripheral health facilities to higher levels.

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Epistasis between the haptoglobin common variant and α+thalassemia influences risk of severe malaria in Kenyan children

April 1, 2014 - 09:43 -- Open Access
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Sarah H. Atkinson, Sophie M. Uyoga, Emily Nyatichi, Alex W. Macharia, Gideon Nyutu, Carolyne Ndila, Dominic P. Kwiatkowski, Kirk A. Rockett, and Thomas N. Williams
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Blood March 27, 2014 vol. 123 no. 13 2008-2016

Haptoglobin (Hp) scavenges free hemoglobin following malaria-induced hemolysis.

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Temporal and micro-spatial heterogeneity in the distribution of Anopheles vectors of malaria along the Kenyan coast

October 31, 2013 - 17:03 -- Open Access
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Walker M, Winskill P, Basáñez M, Mwangangi JM, Mbogo C, Beier JC, Midega JT
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6 :311 (28 October 2013)
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Data on Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto and A. funestus collected from households in Kilifi district, Kenya, were analysed using polynomial distributed lag generalized linear mixed models (PDL GLMMs).

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Combined DNA extraction and antibody elution from filter papers for the assessment of malaria transmission intensity in epidemiological studies

August 5, 2013 - 17:35 -- Open Access
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Baidjoe A, Stone W, Ploemen I, Shagari S, Grignard L, Osoti V, Makori E, Stevenson J, Kariuki S, Sutherland C, Sauerwein R, Cox J, Drakeley C, Bousema T
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:272 (2 August 2013)
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Filter paper blood spots were collected as part of a large cross-sectional survey in the Kenyan highlands. DNA was extracted using a saponin/chelex method. The eluate of the first wash during the DNA extraction process was used for antibody detection and compared with previously validated antibody elution procedures.

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Not Open Access | Brine shrimp toxicity and antimalarial activity of some plants traditionally used in treatment of malaria in Msambweni district of Kenya

July 11, 2013 - 16:29 -- NOT Open Access
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J.M. Nguta, J.M. Mbaria
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 148, Issue 3, 30 July 2013, Pages 988-992
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The present study reports on the in vivo antimalarial activity and brine shrimp lethality of five medicinal plants traditionally used to treat malaria in Msambweni district, Kenya.

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An innovative pay-for-performance (P4P) strategy for improving malaria management in rural Kenya: protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

May 10, 2013 - 17:52 -- Open Access
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Diana Menya, John Logedi, Imran Manji, Janice Armstrong, Brian Neelon and Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara
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Implementation Science 2013, 8:48
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This study will demonstrate whether facility rather than individual incentives are compelling enough to improve case management, and whether these incentives lead to offsetting cost-savings as a result of reduced drug consumption.

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The role of Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles coustani in indoor and outdoor malaria transmission in Taveta District, Kenya

April 22, 2013 - 16:54 -- Open Access
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Mwangangi JM, Muturi EJ, Muriu SM, Nzovu J, Midega JT, Mbogo C
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:114 (20 April 2013)
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This study shows that malaria transmission is occurring both indoors and outdoors. The main vectors are An. arabiensis, An. funestus and An. coustani indoors while An. coustani is playing a major role in outdoor transmission. 

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NOT Open Access | Haptoglobin phenotypes and iron status in children living in a malaria endemic area of Kenyan coast

March 27, 2013 - 08:32 -- NOT Open Access
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Alice M. Nyakeriga, Marita Troye-Blomberg
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Acta Tropica, Volume 126, Issue 2, May 2013, Pages 127–131
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Malaria infection may be affected by host genetic factors as well as nutritional status.

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