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Evaluation of piperonyl butoxide in enhancing the efficacy of pyrethroid insecticides against resistant Anopheles gambiae s.l. in Ghana

August 22, 2017 - 17:57 -- Open Access
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Samuel K. Dadzie, Joseph Chabi, Daniel A. Boakye, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:342, 17 August 2017

Findings from this study showed that the use of PBO significantly enhanced the susceptibility of An. gambiae s.l. mosquitoes in most of the sentinel sites.

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A reduction in malaria transmission intensity in Northern Ghana after 7 years of indoor residual spraying

August 14, 2017 - 15:24 -- Open Access
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Sylvester Coleman, Samuel K. Dadzie, Aklilu Seyoum, Yemane Yihdego, Peter Mumba, Dereje Dengela, Philip Ricks, Kristen George, Christen Fornadel, Daniel Szumlas, Paul Psychas, Jacob Williams, Maxwell A. Appawu and Daniel A. Boakye
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:324, 10 August 2017

This study demonstrates that IRS application did have a significant impact on entomological indicators of malaria transmission in the IRS project districts of Northern Ghana.

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Willingness to pay for small solar powered bed net fans: results of a Becker–DeGroot–Marschak auction in Ghana

August 9, 2017 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Joshua O. Yukich, Olivier J. T. Briët, Collins K. Ahorlu, Peter Nardini and Joseph Keating
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:316, 7 August 2017

Results demonstraed a mean WTP of approximately 55 Cedis (~13 USD). Demand results suggested that at a price which would support full manufacturing cost recovery, a majority of households in the area would be willing to purchase at least one such unit.

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of the national implementation of integrated community case management and community-based health planning and services in Ghana for the treatment of malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia

July 11, 2017 - 12:41 -- Open Access
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Blanca Escribano Ferrer, Kristian Schultz Hansen, Jayne Webster, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:277, 5 July 2017

Integrated community case management was more cost-effective than CHPS for the treatment of malaria, diarrhoea and suspected pneumonia when utilized by carers of children under-5 years in the Volta Region.

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Recognition of Plasmodium falciparum mature gametocyte-infected erythrocytes by antibodies of semi-immune adults and malaria-exposed children from Gabon

May 3, 2017 - 15:17 -- Open Access
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Tamirat Gebru, Anthony Ajua, Jana Held, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:176, 26 April 2017

The current data suggest that antigens exposed on the gametocyte-infected red blood cells are recognized by serum antibodies from malaria-exposed children and semi-immune adults.

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Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum and non-P. falciparum infections in a highland district in Ghana, and the influence of HIV and sickle cell disease

May 3, 2017 - 08:39 -- Open Access
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Ewurama D. A. Owusu, Charles A. Brown, Martin P. Grobusch and Petra Mens
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:167, 24 April 2017

Plasmodium falciparum and P. malariae infection are the prevailing species in the study area; albeit varying from the national average.

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Burden of malaria in mobile populations in the Greater Accra region, Ghana: a cross- sectional study

March 14, 2017 - 13:08 -- Open Access
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Nouhoum Diallo, Patricia Akweongo, Ernest Maya, Moses Aikins and Bismark Sarfo
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:109, 9 March 2017

This study demonstrated that the prevalence of malaria is high among hawkers and long distance truck drivers.

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In vivo efficacy of top five surveyed Ghanaian herbal anti-malarial products

March 9, 2017 - 15:49 -- Open Access
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Dennis Wilmot, Elvis Ofori Ameyaw, Daniel Amoako-Sakyi, Johnson Nyarko Boampong and Neils Ben Quashie
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:103, 4 March 2017

Popular anti-malarial HPs used in southern Ghana were found to have chemo-suppressive properties.

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Assessing the impact of differences in malaria transmission intensity on clinical and haematological indices in children with malaria

March 9, 2017 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Henrietta E. Mensah-Brown, James Abugri, Kwaku P. Asante, Duah Dwomoh, David Dosoo, Frank Atuguba, David J. Conway and Gordon A. Awandare
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:96, 1 March 2017

The findings demonstrate significant differences in the haematological presentation and severity of malaria among areas with different transmission intensity in Ghana, indicating that these factors need to be considered in planning the management of the disease as the endemicity is expected to decline after control interventions.

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Reported bed net ownership and use in social contacts is associated with uptake of bed nets for malaria prevention in pregnant women in Ghana

January 7, 2017 - 14:49 -- Open Access
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Kacey C. Ernst, Steven Erly, Charity Adusei, Melanie L. Bell, David Komla Kessie, Alberta Biritwum-Nyarko and John Ehiri
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:13, 4 January 2017

Interpersonal influence appears to have modest impact on ownership and use of bed nets by pregnant women in an urban area of Ghana.

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