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External quality assessment of malaria microscopy diagnosis in selected health facilities in Western Oromia, Ethiopia

June 19, 2018 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Getachew Sori, Olifan Zewdie, Geletta Tadele and Abdi Samuel
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:233, 18 June 2018

Overall quality of malaria microscopy diagnosis was poor and a significant gap in this service was observed that could impact on its diagnostic services.

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A 17-year trend analysis of malaria at Adi Arkay, north Gondar zone, Northwest Ethiopia

April 10, 2018 - 15:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Habtie Tesfa, Abebe Genetu Bayih and Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:155, 6 April 2018

In relative terms, the overall positivity rate of malaria in the area over 17 years showed a significant reduction, but its magnitude as a public health problem is still alarming.

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Quantifying malaria endemicity in Ethiopia through combined application of classical methods and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: an initial step for countries with low transmission initiating elimination programme

April 9, 2018 - 15:20 -- Open Access
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Zewdie Birhanu, Yemane Ye-ebiyo Yihdego and Delenasaw Yewhalaw
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:152, 4 April 2018

Splenomegaly and parasitaemia are not good measures to show variations in the levels of malaria transmission in reduced and/or low endemic settings.

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A qualitative study of use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for intended and unintended purposes in Adami Tullu, East Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

February 7, 2018 - 16:05 -- Open Access
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Zerihun Doda, Tarekegn Solomon, Eskindir Loha, Taye Gari and Bernt Lindtjørn
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:69, 6 February 2018

Behavioural, socio-cultural, economic and ecological conditions coupled with deficiencies in perceived bed net design and distribution policies; weak education, communication and social support structures were important in understanding and accounting for why a low level of intended use and a rampant misuse and repurposed use in Adami Tullu community of Ethiopia.

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Use of epidemiological and entomological tools in the control and elimination of malaria in Ethiopia

January 16, 2018 - 15:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Abebe Animut and Bernt Lindtjørn
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:26, 12 January 2018

Malaria is the leading public health problem in Ethiopia where over 75% of the land surface is at risk with varying intensities depending on altitude and season.

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Determination of the residual efficacy of carbamate and organophosphate insecticides used for indoor residual spraying for malaria control in Ethiopia

November 21, 2017 - 15:15 -- Open Access
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Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Meshesha Balkew, Seth R. Irish, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:471, 21 November 2017

It would appear that the higher dose of propoxur and pirimiphos-methyl correspond best to the Ethiopian transmission season, although interactions between insecticide and the substrate should be taken into account as well.

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Insecticide resistance in Anopheles arabiensis from Ethiopia (2012–2016): a nationwide study for insecticide resistance monitoring

November 20, 2017 - 15:39 -- Open Access
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Louisa A. Messenger, Josephat Shililu, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:469, 18 November 2017

Data generated by this study will strengthen the National Malaria Control Programme’s insecticide resistance management strategy to safeguard continued efficacy of IRS and other malaria control methods in Ethiopia.

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Knowledge and perception towards net care and repair practice in Ethiopia

October 4, 2017 - 16:10 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ayele Zewde, Seth Irish, Yemane Berhane, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:396, 2 October 2017

The low level of reported knowledge on net care and repair, as well as the low level of reported positive perception towards net repair need to be addressed.

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Proximity to vector breeding site and risk of Plasmodium vivax infection: a prospective cohort study in rural Ethiopia

September 26, 2017 - 15:24 -- Open Access
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Alexander Nissen, Jackie Cook, Eskindir Loha and Bernt Lindtjørn
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:380, 19 September 2017

Results showed strong evidence that household proximity to vector breeding site is positively associated with P. vivax infection in rural Ethiopia, and that this association is constant across age groups.

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Systematic review on traditional medicinal plants used for the treatment of malaria in Ethiopia: trends and perspectives

August 3, 2017 - 15:14 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Getachew Alebie, Befikadu Urga and Amha Worku
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:307, 1 August 2017

The study highlighted a rich diversity of indigenous anti-malarial medicinal plants with equally divergent herbal remedy preparation and use pattern in Ethiopia.

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