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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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Use of Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis as a viable option in an Integrated Malaria Vector Control Programme in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana

April 24, 2013 - 16:16 -- Open Access
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Nartey R, Owusu-Dabo E, Kruppa T, Baffour-Awuah S, Annan A, Oppong S, Becker N, Obiri-Danso K
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:116 (22 April 2013)
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This study reveals that Bti at a very low dosage of 0.2 kg/ha is highly effective against Anopheles larvae and therefore offers viable options for the management of vector mosquitoes.

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Not Open Access | The effects of malaria and HIV co-infection on hemoglobin levels among pregnant women in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

February 12, 2013 - 17:51 -- NOT Open Access
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Verner N. Orish, Onyekachi S. Onyeabor, Johnson N. Boampong, Samuel Acquah, Adekunle O. Sanyaolu, Nnaemeka C. Iriemenam
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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Volume 120, Issue 3, March 2013, Pages 236-239
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A cross-sectional study was conducted at 4 hospitals in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, Ghana. The study group comprised 872 consenting pregnant women attending prenatal care clinics.

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Trends in multiplicity of Plasmodium falciparum infections among asymptomatic residents in the middle belt of Ghana

January 23, 2013 - 06:30 -- Open Access
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Agyeman-Budu A, Brown C, Adjei G, Adams M, Dosoo D, Dery D, Wilson M, Asante KP, Greenwood B, Owusu-Agyei S
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:22 (17 January 2013)
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The impact of interventions, introduced since this baseline study was carried out on the parasite diversity of asymptomatic residents will be the subject of further investigations.

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Prevalence of congenital malaria in high-risk Ghanaian newborns: a cross-sectional study

January 15, 2013 - 14:50 -- Open Access
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Enweronu-Laryea CC, Adjei GO, Mensah B, Duah N, Quashie NB
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:17 (11 January 2013)
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The reported prevalence of congenital malaria in sub-Saharan Africa is variable (0 - 46%). Even though the clinical significance of congenital malaria parasitaemia is uncertain, anti-malarial drugs are empirically prescribed for sick newborns by frontline health care workers.

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Research: Community perception of malaria and its influence on health-seeking behaviour in rural Ghana: a descriptive study

January 8, 2013 - 10:02 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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Alexander Suuk Laar, Amos Kankponang Laar, Philip Ayizem Dalinjong
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MWJ 2013, 4, 1

This article is the outcome of a descriptive cross-sectional study that assessed local perceptions on malaria and health seeking behaviour among inhabitants in the Kassena-Nankana district in the Upper East Region of Ghana. A total of 120 respondents were included in the study through a systematic random sampling procedure of households. The majority (65%) of respondents had awareness about malaria and linked it to mosquito bites.

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Electrocardiographic study in Ghanaian children with uncomplicated malaria, treated with artesunate-amodiaquine or artemether-lumefantrine

December 19, 2012 - 06:46 -- Open Access
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Adjei GO, Oduro-Boatey C, Rodrigues OP, Hoegberg LC, Alifrangis M, Kurtzhals JA, Goka BQ
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:420 (17 December 2012)
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Artesunate-amodiaquine treatment resulted in a higher incidence of sinus bradycardia than artemether-lumefantrine treatment in children with uncomplicated malaria, but no clinically significant rhythm disturbances were induced by combining artesunate with amodiaquine.

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Not Open Access | Uses of multiple plants prescriptions for treatment of malaria by some communities in southern Ghana

October 29, 2012 - 05:22 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Alex Asase, Dede N. Hesse, Monique S.J. Simmonds
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 144, Issue 2, 21 November 2012, Pages 448-452

 

MalariaWorldTo investigate the uses of medicinal plants for management of malaria by the communities around Kakum National Park in southern Ghana.

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