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Acetylcholinesterase (Ace-1) target site mutation 119S is strongly diagnostic of carbamate and organophosphate resistance in Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Anopheles coluzzii across southern Ghana

November 14, 2013 - 08:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Essandoh J, Yawson AE, Weetman D
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :404 (9 November 2013)
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The results validate the utility of G119S as a useful diagnostic of organophosphate and carbamate resistance within and among populations, whilst highlighting the potential for an aggregate nature of Ace-1 genotypes, which may comprise both single-copy and duplicated genes.

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Prevalence of clinically captured and confirmed malaria among HIV seropositve clinic attendants in five hospitals in Ghana

November 6, 2013 - 08:19 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Adu-Gyasi D, Fanello CI, Baiden F, Porter JD, Korbel D, Adjei G, Mahama E, Manu A, Asante K, Newton S, Owusu-Agyei S
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :382 (30 October 2013)
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There was a 4.4% prevalence of confirmed malaria and 38.1% of presumptively diagnosed malaria from the case records of HIV patients from the selected hospitals in Ghana.

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Analysis of partial and complete protection in malaria cohort studies

October 18, 2013 - 15:03 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Matthew E Cairns, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Daniel Chandramohan, Brian M Greenwood, Paul J Milligan
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:355 (5 October 2013)
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These results illustrate the utility of zero-inflated regression methods for analysis of malaria cohort data that include a large number of zero counts.

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Not Open Access | Placental Malaria and the Risk of Malaria in Infants in a High Malaria Transmission Area in Ghana: A Prospective Cohort Study

October 3, 2013 - 18:03 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Daniel Chandramohan, et al.
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J Infect Dis. (2013) 208 (9): 1504-1513.
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We investigated malaria incidence among an infant cohort born to 355 primigravidae and 1500 multigravidae with or without placental malaria (PM) in a high malaria transmission area of Ghana. PM was assessed using placental histology.

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Examining intersectoral integration for malaria control programmes in an urban and a rural district in Ghana: a multinomial multilevel analysis

August 13, 2013 - 16:39 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Nicodemus Osei Owusu, Bernard Baffour-Awuah, Fiifi Amoako Johnson, John Mohan, Nyovani J. Madise
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International Journal of Integrated Care, Volume 13, 7 August
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 Interviews were conducted with representatives of 32 institutions engaged in promoting malaria prevention and control.

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The use of non-prescribed anti-malarial drugs for the treatment of malaria in the Bolgatanga municipality, northern Ghana

August 5, 2013 - 15:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Aborah S, Akweongo P, Adjuik M, Atinga RA, Welaga P, Adongo PB
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:266 (31 July 2013)
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This study investigated the use of non-prescribed anti-malarial drugs for the treatment of malaria in the Bolgatanga Municipality of northern Ghana.

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A pilot study on quality of artesunate and amodiaquine tablets used in the fishing community of Tema, Ghana

July 3, 2013 - 12:51 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Affum AO, Lowor S, Osae SD, Dickson A, Gyan BA, Tulasi D
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:220 (28 June 2013)
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A pilot study on the quality of anti-malarial tablets in circulation during the major fishing season at a malarious fishing village located along the coast of Tema in southern Ghana was determined.

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Community perceptions of a malaria vaccine in the Kintampo districts of Ghana

May 8, 2013 - 11:55 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Febir LG, Asante KP, Dzorgbo DS, Senah KA, Letsa TS, Owusu-Agyei S
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:156 (7 May 2013)
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With the assumption that a malaria vaccine will be as efficacious as other EPI vaccines, community members in Central Ghana will accept and prefer malaria vaccine to malaria drugs as a malaria control tool.

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