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Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Drug use in the management of uncomplicated malaria in public health facilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

May 9, 2018 - 16:02 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Nsengi Y. Ntamabyaliro, Christian Burri, Gaston L. Tona, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:189, 3 May 2018

Management of uncomplicated malaria in DRC is characterized by a low adherence to treatment policy, numerous treatment regimens, and abundant concomitant medication potentially harmful to the patient.

School-based malaria prevalence: informative systematic surveillance measure to assess epidemiological impact of malaria control interventions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

April 4, 2018 - 15:09 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Edouard K. Swana, Thierry I. Yav, Michael J. Bangs, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:141, 3 April 2018

The SMPS is a useful longitudinal measurement for estimating population malaria prevalence and demonstrating disease burden and impact of control interventions.

In vivo efficacy of artesunate–amodiaquine and artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria: an open-randomized, non-inferiority clinical trial in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

September 6, 2016 - 18:22 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Marit de Wit, Anna L. Funk, Teun Bousema, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:455, 6 September 2016

ASAQ is still effective as a treatment for uncomplicated malaria in Baraka, South Kivu, DRC.

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Burden of malaria is higher among children in an internal displacement camp compared to a neighbouring village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

August 30, 2016 - 14:58 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Rhianna Charchuk, Makelele Katsuva Jean Paul, Kasereka Masumbuko Claude, Stan Houston and Michael T. Hawkes
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:431, 25 August 2016

Population displacement due to violent conflict appears to be a risk factor for malaria, a major cause of child mortality.

Low prevalence of Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium ovale mono-infections among children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a population-based, cross-sectional study

July 12, 2016 - 17:09 -- Open Access
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Stephanie M. Doctor, Yunhao Liu, Steven R. Meshnick, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:350, 8 July 2016

Plasmodium malariae and P. ovale remain endemic at a low rate in the DRC, but the risk of missing malarial infections of these species due to falciparum-specific RDT use is low.

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