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Application of mosquito repellent coils and associated self-reported health issues in Ghana

February 8, 2016 - 18:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jonathan N. Hogarh, Philip Antwi-Agyei and Kwasi Obiri-Danso
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:61, 4 February 2016

The application of mosquito coils did not necessarily reduce the incidence of malaria in the study communities.

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Measurement of ex vivo ELISpot interferon-gamma recall responses to Plasmodium falciparum AMA1 and CSP in Ghanaian adults with natural exposure to malaria

February 8, 2016 - 17:05 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Harini Ganeshan, Kwadwo A. Kusi, Martha Sedegah, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:55, 1 February 2016

These results generally demonstrate that CSP and AMA1 peptides recalled ELISpot IFN-γ responses from naturally exposed individuals and that both CSP and AMA1 contain diverse class 1-restricted epitopes that are HLA-promiscuous and are widely recognized in this population.

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The risk of malaria in Ghanaian infants born to women managed in pregnancy with intermittent screening and treatment for malaria or intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine

February 2, 2016 - 19:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Timothy Awine, Mark M. Belko, Abraham R. Oduro, Sunny Oyakhirome, Harry Tagbor, Daniel Chandramohan, Paul Milligan, Matthew Cairns, Brian Greenwood and John E. Williams
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:46, 28 January 2016

Infants born to women managed with ISTp-AL during pregnancy were not at greatly increased risk of malaria compared with infants born to women who had received IPTp-SP.

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Characteristics of asymptomatic Plasmodium spp. parasitaemia in Kwahu-Mpraeso, a malaria endemic mountainous district in Ghana, West Africa

January 28, 2016 - 16:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ewurama D. A. Owusu, Vincent Buabeng, Samuel Dadzie, Charles A. Brown, Martin P. Grobusch and Petra Mens
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:38, 22 January 2016

For an effective malaria control in this area, interventions should be formulated and implemented to target asymptomatic parasite reservoirs; especially in children and people with Hb AC.

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Therapeutic efficacy of artesunate-amodiaquine and artemether-lumefantrine combinations in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria in two ecological zones in Ghana

January 7, 2016 - 17:17 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Benjamin Abuaku, Nancy Duah, Lydia Quaye, Neils Quashie, Keziah Malm, Constance Bart-Plange, Kwadwo Koram
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Malaria Journal 2016, 15:6 (5 January 2016)

Therapeutic efficacy of AS-AQ and AL remains over 90 % in the forest and savannah zones of Ghana.

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Larval ecology of Anopheles coluzzii in Cape Coast, Ghana: water quality, nature of habitat and implication for larval control

November 18, 2015 - 14:05 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Andreas Kudom
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:447 (11 November 2015)

From the results, it was evident that larval stages of An. coluzzii have tolerance to high levels of salinity and organic pollution in breeding habitats.

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Feasibility and cost of using mobile phones for capturing drug safety information in peri-urban settlement in Ghana: a prospective cohort study of patients with uncomplicated malaria

October 20, 2015 - 08:58 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Vida Kukula, Alexander Dodoo, Margaret Gyapong, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:411 (19 October 2015)

Majority of patients was successfully followed up by telephone and reported the most AEs.

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Not Open Access | Analysis of Erythrocyte Invasion Mechanisms of Plasmodium falciparum Clinical Isolates Across 3 Malaria-Endemic Areas in Ghana

September 22, 2015 - 15:27 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Henrietta E. Mensah-Brown, Nicholas Amoako, James Abugri, Lindsay B. Stewart, Godfred Agongo, Emmanuel K. Dickson, Michael F. Ofori, José A. Stoute, David J. Conway and Gordon A. Awandare
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J Infect Dis. (2015) 212 (8): 1288-1297.

We hypothesized that in malaria-endemic areas, parasites vary invasion pathways under immune pressure. Therefore, invasion mechanisms of clinical isolates collected from 3 zones of Ghana with different levels of endemicity (from lowest to highest, Accra, Navrongo, and Kintampo) were compared using standardized methods.

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Effect of insecticide-treated bed net usage on under-five mortality in northern Ghana

August 12, 2015 - 08:04 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Clifford Afoakwah, Jacob Nunoo, Francis Andoh
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:309 (7 August 2015)

The study, therefore, recommends that policies targeting reduction in under-five mortality in northern Ghana should consider not mere availability of ITNs in the household, but advocate the usage of these treated nets.

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Not Open Access | Assessing the economic benefits of vaccines based on the health investment life course framework: A review of a broader approach to evaluate malaria vaccination

July 31, 2015 - 17:12 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Dagna Constenla
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Vaccine, Volume 33, Issue 13, 24 March 2015, Pages 1527-1540

We describe a framework that measures the impact of a health policy decision on government accounts over many generations. The methodological issues emerging from this approach are illustrated with an example from a recently completed health investment life course analysis of malaria vaccination in Ghana.

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