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Natural cocoa as diet-mediated antimalarial prophylaxis

April 7, 2010 - 09:50 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
F.K. Addai
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Medical Hypotheses, Volume 74, Issue 5, May 2010, Pages 825-830

A hypothesis is formulated that cocoa offers a diet-mediated antimalarial prophylaxis; and an additional novel tool in the fight against the legendary scourge.

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Open Access | Exploring the relationship between chronic undernutrition and asymptomatic malaria in Ghanaian children

February 2, 2010 - 21:17 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Benjamin T Crookston, Stephen C Alder, Daniel Ansong, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:39 (2 February 2010)

The conclusion of the study is that children who experienced mild, moderate or severe stunting were not more likely to have asymptomatic malaria than children who were not stunted.

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Open Acces | Blood-Feeding Behavior of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles melas in Ghana, Western Africa

January 31, 2010 - 13:41 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Tuno, Nobuko; Kjaerandsen, Jostein; Badu, Kingsley; Kruppa, Thomas
Reference: 
Journal of Medical Entomology, Volume 47, Number 1, January 2010 , pp. 28-31(4)

 

We studied the biting behavior of these two species of the Anopheles gambiae complex inland and at the coast in Ghana, with special attention to the local peoples' preference for outdoor sleeping.

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The Effect of Malaria and Intestinal Helminth Coinfection on Birth Outcomes in Kumasi, Ghana

January 14, 2010 - 10:31 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Nelly J. Yatich, Pauline E. Jolly, Ellen Funkhouser, Tsiri Agbenyega, Julian C. Rayner, John E. Ehiri, Archer Turpin, Jonathan K. Stiles, William O. Ellis, Yi Jiang, AND Jonathan H. Williams
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82 28-34

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of Plasmodium falciparum and intestinal helminth coinfection on maternal anemia and birth outcomes. 

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Open Access | Effectiveness of combined intermittent preventive treatment for children and timely home treatment for malaria control

December 23, 2009 - 10:41 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Collins K Ahorlu, Kwadwo A Koram, Atsu K Seakey, Mitchell G Weiss
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:292 (11 December 2009)

This study explored the potential of a strategy of intermittent preventive treatment for children (IPTC) and timely treatment of malaria-related febrile illness in the home in reducing the parasite prevalence and malaria morbidity in young children in a coastal village in Ghana.

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Traditional antimalarial phytotherapy remedies in herbal markets in southern Ghana

November 26, 2009 - 07:20 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Alex Asase, Gloria Oppong-Mensah.
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 126, Issue 3, 10 December 2009, Pages 492-499, doi:10.1016/j.jep.2009.09.008

Ethnopharmacological relevance. Although traditional antimalarial plant remedies in herbal markets are a very important component of the health care system in Ghana this has not been previously studied to allow for the formulation of effective strategy for malaria control in Ghana. Aim of study The main objective of the present study was to collect and analyse data on the antimalarial plant remedies in herbal markets in southern Ghana.

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Microfinance against malaria: impact of Freedom from Hunger's malaria education when delivered by rural banks in Ghana

November 26, 2009 - 06:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Natalie De La Cruz, Benjamin Crookston, Bobbi Gray, Steve Alder, Kirk Dearden
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 1229-1236, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.03.018

Results indicate that, although significant barriers to malaria control remain, a malaria education program provided by microfinance institutions can effectively contribute to community and national malaria initiatives.

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Randomized Controlled Trial of RTS,S/AS02D and RTS,S/AS01E Malaria Candidate Vaccines Given According to Different Schedules in Ghanaian Children

November 10, 2009 - 13:46 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Owusu-Agyei S, Ansong D, Asante K, Kwarteng Owusu S, Owusu R, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 4(10): e7302

Both candidate malaria vaccines were well tolerated. Anti-circumsporozoite responses were greater with RTS,S/AS01E than RTS,S/AS02D and when 3 rather than 2 doses were given. This study supports the selection of RTS,S/AS01E and a 3 dose schedule for further development in children and infants.

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