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NOT Open Access | Antiplasmodial activity of selected medicinal plants used to treat malaria in Ghana

August 19, 2016 - 18:49 -- NOT Open Access
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Gustav Komlaga, Sandrine Cojean, Rita A. Dickson, Mehdi A. Beniddir, Soulaf Suyyagh-Albouz, Merlin L. K. Mensah, Christian Agyare, Pierre Champy & Philippe M. Loiseau
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Parasitology Research, August 2016, Volume 115, Issue 8, pp 3185–3195

The use of medicinal plants for the treatment of diseases including malaria is commonplace in Ghanaian traditional medicine, though the therapeutic claims for most plants remain unvalidated.

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Genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from uncomplicated malaria cases in Ghana over a decade

August 18, 2016 - 15:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Duah N, Matrevi S, Quashie N, Abuaku B, Koram K
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Parasites & Vectors 2016, 9:416 (26 July 2016)

This study describes the genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from uncomplicated malaria cases over a ten year period (2003–2013) in Ghana using the polymorphic antigenic marker, merozoite surface protein 2 (msp2).

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Cost-effectiveness of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in upper west region of Ghana

July 19, 2016 - 16:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Justice Nonvignon, Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey, Shamwill Issah, Patrick Ansah, Keziah L. Malm, Winfred Ofosu, Titus Tagoe, Samuel Agyei Agyemang and Moses Aikins
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:367, 16 July 2016

The SMC intervention is economically beneficial in reducing morbidity in children under-5 years and presents a viable approach to improving under-five health in Ghana.

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Integrated community case management and community-based health planning and services: a cross sectional study on the effectiveness of the national implementation for the treatment of malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia

July 5, 2016 - 18:38 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Blanca Escribano Ferrer, Jayne Webster, Margaret Gyapong, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:340, 2 July 2016

HBC showed greater utilization by children under-five years of age in the Volta Region while CHPS was more utilized in the Northern Region.

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NOT Open Access | Hematological Differences among Malaria Patients in Rural and Urban Ghana

June 23, 2016 - 14:37 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Shareen A. Iqbal, Felix Botchway, Adel Driss, et al.
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J Trop Pediatr, (2016) 17 June 2016

These results indicate that children living in urban setting may experience a greater anemic effect to malaria as compared with those living in a rural setting.

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Transfusion-transmitted malaria: donor prevalence of parasitaemia and a survey of healthcare workers knowledge and practices in a district hospital in Ghana

April 23, 2016 - 16:16 -- Open Access
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Alex Owusu-Ofori, Dominic Gadzo and Imelda Bates
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:234, 23 April 2016

The prevalence of P. falciparum parasitaemia is 10 % in healthy blood donors in the Akatsi district and represents a risk for TTM though the extent of this risk is unclear.

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Challenges with implementing malaria rapid diagnostic tests at primary care facilities in a Ghanaian district: a qualitative study

March 1, 2016 - 18:00 -- Open Access
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Nana Yaa Boadu, John Amuasi, Daniel Ansong, Edna Einsiedel, Devidas Menon and Stephanie K. Yanow
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:126, 27 February 2016

Limited health system capacity, socio-economic, political, and historical factors hampered malaria RDT implementation at primary care facilities in the study district.

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Seeking treatment for uncomplicated malaria: experiences from the Kintampo districts of Ghana

February 23, 2016 - 17:06 -- Open Access
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Lawrence G. Febir, Kwaku Poku Asante, Samuel Afari-Asiedu, Livesy N. Abokyi, Anthony Kwarteng, Bernhards Ogutu, Margaret Gyapong and Seth Owusu-Agyei
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:108, 20 February 2016

There is no clear cut trajectory for management of uncomplicated malaria in the study area. Different approaches are adopted when treating malaria.

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Plasmodium falciparum histidine rich protein-2 diversity and the implications for PfHRP 2: based malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Ghana

February 22, 2016 - 17:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Linda Eva Amoah, Joana Abankwa and Akua Oppong
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:101, 18 February 2016

A high number of P. falciparum parasites, which lack pfhrp2 exon 2 gene have been identified in two communities in Ghana.

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Economic costs of fever to households in the middle belt of Ghana

February 9, 2016 - 16:57 -- Open Access
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Theresa Tawiah, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:68, 6 February 2016

The total cost of treating fever/malaria episode is relatively high in the study area considering the poverty levels in Ghana.

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