This high variability in malaria prevalence is striking, given that this small area (approximately 30 km × 40 km) was purportedly homogeneous based on country-level spatial analysis, suggesting that fine-scale parasitaemia data might be critical to guide district-level programmatic efforts to prevent and control malaria.
Injectable AS is the most commonly prescribed medicine in the management of severe malaria in Ghana and Uganda.
The HRP2/pLDH RDTs showed comparable diagnostic accuracy in children presenting with an acute febrile illness to health facilities in a hard-to-reach rural area in Ghana.
Malaria is one of the transfusion transmissible infections in malaria endemic countries such as Ghana.
This modelling framework offers an alternative approach to disease risk factor analysis that generates interpretable models, can reveal complex, nonlinear relationships, incorporates uncertainty in model selection, and produces accurate predictions.
These findings suggest that children and pregnant women are particularly important as P. falciparum submicroscopic gametocyte reservoirs and represent important focus groups for control interventions.
Different dimensions of sense of community are associated with community members’ willingness to provide labour, time or both to support the malaria eradication programme.
Although its potential was evident, this study found no significant beneficial effect of women participating in their malaria and haemoglobin tests on pregnancy outcomes.
A challenge in studying diverse multi-copy gene families is deciphering distinct functional types within immense sequence variation.
The findings show that many urban poor residents in Accra self-medicate as the first response to malaria.