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Incidence, prevalence and mortality rates of malaria in Ethiopia from 1990 to 2015: analysis of the global burden of diseases 2015

July 11, 2017 - 12:01 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Amare Deribew, Tariku Dejene, Jefrey D. Stanaway, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:271, 4 July 2017

Ethiopia has achieved a 50% reduction target of malaria of the millennium development goals.

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Factors influencing the ownership and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria prevention in Ethiopia

July 4, 2017 - 15:37 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Admasu Tassew, Richard Hopkins and Wakgari Deressa
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:262, 1 July 2017

This study found a higher proportion of LLIN ownership and utilization by households than had previously been found in similar studies in Ethiopia, and in many studies in SSA.

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Comparison of artemether-lumefantrine and chloroquine with and without primaquine for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax infection in Ethiopia: A randomized controlled trial

May 25, 2017 - 14:41 -- Open Access
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Tesfay Abreha, Jimee Hwang, Ric N. Price, et al.
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PLoS Med 14(5): e1002299

Despite evidence of CQ-resistant P. vivax, the risk of recurrence in this study was greater following treatment with AL unless it was combined with a supervised course of PQ.

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Caregivers’ perception of malaria and treatment-seeking behaviour for under five children in Mandura District, West Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

April 11, 2017 - 16:00 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Israel Mitiku and Adane Assefa
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:144, 8 April 2017

Majority of the respondents of this study sought treatment for their under five children.

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The shape of the iceberg: quantification of submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia and gametocytaemia in five low endemic settings in Ethiopia

March 9, 2017 - 15:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fitsum G. Tadesse, Lotus van den Hoogen, Teun Bousema, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:99, 3 March 2017

This study adds to the available evidence on the wide-scale presence of submicroscopic parasitaemia by quantifying submicroscopic parasite densities and concurrent gametocyte densities.

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Comparison of two adult mosquito sampling methods with human landing catches in south-central Ethiopia

January 17, 2017 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Oljira Kenea, Meshesha Balkew, Habte Tekie, Teshome Gebre-Michael, Wakgari Deressa, Eskindir Loha, Bernt Lindtjørn and Hans J. Overgaard
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:30, 13 January 2017

Results showed that HLC was the most efficient method for sampling An. arabiensis.

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Performance Evaluation of Malaria Microscopists at Defense Health Facilities in Addis Ababa and Its Surrounding Areas, Ethiopia

December 22, 2016 - 12:39 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Tigist Yitbarek, Desalegn Nega, Geremew Tasew, Bineyam Taye, Kassu Desta
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PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166170

The general agreement between the study participants and expert microscopists in malaria parasite detection and species identification was very low, particularly in the cases of low-parasite density and mixed infections.

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NOT Open Access | El Niño-based malaria epidemic warning for Oromia, Ethiopia, from August 2016 to July 2017

November 23, 2016 - 17:35 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
M. J. Bouma, A. S. Siraj, X. Rodo and M. Pascual
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Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume 21, Issue 11, pages 1481–1488, November 2016

An epidemic warning is issued for Oromia, Ethiopia, between August 2016 and July 2017 and may include the pre-July short malaria season.

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Health worker and policy-maker perspectives on use of intramuscular artesunate for pre-referral and definitive treatment of severe malaria at health posts in Ethiopia

October 19, 2016 - 17:24 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Takele Kefyalew, Zelalem Kebede, Prudence Hamade, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:507, 18 October 2016

From the perspective of health workers, use of intramuscular artesunate as pre-referral treatment of severe malaria cases at the health post is possible but dependent on training and availability of skilled workers.

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Not Open Access: James C. McCann, The Historical Ecology of Malaria in Ethiopia. Deposing the Spirits

August 29, 2016 - 15:22 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Julia R. Cummiskey
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Soc Hist Med (2016) 29 (3): 662-663.

Amid renewed calls for global malaria eradication, historian James C. McCann delivers a timely reminder of the complexity and resilience of malaria. His argument concerns interdisciplinarity, humility and scale.

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