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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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The ecology of mosquitoes in an irrigated vegetable farm in Kumasi, Ghana: abundance, productivity and survivorship

October 16, 2012 - 16:04 -- Patrick Sampao
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Afrane YA, Lawson BW, Brenya R, Kruppa T, Yan G
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Parasites & Vectors 2012, 5:233 (15 October 2012)

MalariaWorldThis study showed that adult and larval mosquito abundance and larval survival were high in the irrigated fields in the irrigated vegetable farm.

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Fc Gamma Receptor IIIB (FcγRIIIB) Polymorphisms Are Associated with Clinical Malaria in Ghanaian Children

October 2, 2012 - 08:05 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Bright Adu, Daniel Dodoo, Selorme Adukpo, Paula L. Hedley, Fareed K. N. Arthur, Thomas A. Gerds, Severin O. Larsen, Michael Christiansen, Michael Theisen
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PLoS ONE 7(9): e46197

MalariaWorldPlasmodium falciparum malaria kills nearly a million people annually. Over 90% of these deaths occur in children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa.

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The amount and value of work time of community medicine distributors in community case management of malaria among children under five years in the Ejisu-Juaben District of Ghana

August 21, 2012 - 15:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Agyei-Baffour P, Hansen KS, Browne EN, Magnussen P
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:277 (16 August 2012)

MalariaWorldThe value of work time and the foregone income of CMDs in CCMm are high and yet there are no regular and sustainable incentives provided for them.

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