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‘The mosquitoes are preparing to attack us’: knowledge and perceptions of communities in south-eastern Tanzania regarding mosquito swarms

February 28, 2019 - 15:46 -- Open Access
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Marceline F. Finda, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Anna P. Nyoni and Fredros O. Okumu
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:56, 26 February 2019

Majority of the community members recognized presence of mosquito swarms in their communities but did not associate these swarms with mosquito mating.

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‘To be honest, women do everything’: understanding roles of men and women in net care and repair in Southern Tanzania

December 12, 2018 - 16:01 -- Open Access
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Angel Dillip, Zawadi Mageni Mboma, George Greer and Lena M. Lorenz
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:459, 7 December 2018

With increased globalization in Tanzania, more women are becoming part of the workforce, which may limit their full commitment to net care and repair activities, leading to increased net damage, malaria incidences and higher costs for malaria treatment.

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Nationwide school malaria parasitaemia survey in public primary schools, the United Republic of Tanzania

December 6, 2018 - 16:48 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Frank Chacky, Manuela Runge, Renata Mandike, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:452, 5 December 2018

The observed prevalence among school children showed marked variation at regional and sub-regional levels across the country.

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A decade since sulfonamide-based anti-malarial medicines were limited for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria among pregnant women in Tanzania

November 7, 2018 - 15:01 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Alphonce I. Marealle, Dennis P. Mbwambo, Wigilya P. Mikomangwa, Manase Kilonzi, Hamu J. Mlyuka and Ritah F. Mutagonda
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:409, 6 November 2018

Majority of the medicine dispensers in the community pharmaceutical outlets were knowledgeable about SPs and their indications.

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Outdoor malaria transmission risks and social life: a qualitative study in South-Eastern Tanzania

October 31, 2018 - 15:25 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Irene R. Moshi, Lenore Manderson, Halfan S. Ngowo, Yeromin P. Mlacha, Fredros O. Okumu and Ladislaus L. Mnyone
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:397, 29 October 2018

Gatherings and celebrations expose people to mosquito bites.

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Field evaluation of the BG-Malaria trap for monitoring malaria vectors in rural Tanzanian villages

October 23, 2018 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Elis P. A. Batista, Halfan Ngowo, Mercy Opiyo, Gasper K. Shubis, Felician C. Meza, Doreen J. Siria, Alvaro E. Eiras, Fredros O. Okumu
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PLoS ONE 13(10): e0205358

BG-Malaria (BGM) trap is a simple adaptation of the widely-used BG-Sentinel trap (BGS).

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Serological evidence of chikungunya and malaria co-infection among febrile patients seeking health care in Karagwe district, Tanzania

October 23, 2018 - 15:26 -- Open Access
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Edson Kinimi, Bisimwa N. Patrick, Gerald Misinzo
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Tanzania Journal of Health Research Volume 20, No 4 (2018)

A total of 400 febrile patients were enrolled in the study. Out of 400 febrile outpatients tested for malaria, 116 (28.75%) tested positive with mRDT.

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‘For the poor, sleep is leisure’: understanding perceptions, barriers and motivators to mosquito net care and repair in southern Tanzania

October 23, 2018 - 14:59 -- Open Access
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Zawadi M. Mboma, Angel Dillip, Karen Kramer, Hannah Koenker, George Greer and Lena M. Lorenz
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:375, 22 October 2018

In Ruangwa, net care was defined as overall net maintenance, such as cleanliness, and not directly associated with the prevention of damage as reported in other studies.

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Dramatic decreases of malaria transmission intensities in Ifakara, south-eastern Tanzania since early 2000s

October 17, 2018 - 15:19 -- Open Access
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Marceline F. Finda, Alex J. Limwagu, Halfan S. Ngowo, Nancy S. Matowo, Johnson K. Swai, Emmanuel Kaindoa and Fredros O. Okumu
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:362, 16 October 2018

Malaria transmission in Ifakara has decreased by > 99% since early-2000s, reaching levels nearly undetectable with current entomological methods.

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