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Improved malaria case management in formal private sector through public private partnership in Ethiopia: retrospective descriptive study

July 12, 2016 - 17:16 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mesele D. Argaw, Asfawesen GY. Woldegiorgis, Derebe T. Abate and Mesfin E. Abebe
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:352, 11 July 2016

This study documented the chronological changes of adherence of health care providers with the national recommended standards to treat malaria.

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Mass testing and treatment for malaria in low transmission areas in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

June 2, 2016 - 16:30 -- Open Access
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Callie A. Scott, Asnakew K. Yeshiwondim, Asefaw Getachew, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:305, 2 June 2016

In the Ethiopia setting, an MTAT intervention is operationally feasible and can be conducted with high coverage.

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Magnitude of Malaria and Factors among Febrile Cases in Low Transmission Areas of Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia: A Facility Based Cross Sectional Study

May 22, 2016 - 16:10 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Romedan Kedir Delil, Temesgen Kale Dileba, Yitagesu Aweke Habtu, Terefe Fuge Gone, Taye Janfa Leta
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PLoS ONE 11(5): e0154277

The present study revealed that malaria is still a major source of morbidity in the study area among febrile illnesses.

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The importance of accounting for larval detectability in mosquito habitat-association studies

May 6, 2016 - 17:52 -- Open Access
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Matthew Low, Admasu Tassew Tsegaye, Rickard Ignell, Sharon Hill, Rasmus Elleby, Vilhelm Feltelius and Richard Hopkins
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:253, 4 May 2016

Environmental factors influence true larval presence and larval detectability differentially when sampling in field conditions.

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Analysis of asymptomatic and clinical malaria in urban and suburban settings of southwestern Ethiopia in the context of sustaining malaria control and approaching elimination

May 2, 2016 - 06:38 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Guofa Zhou, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Guiyun Yan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:250, 30 April 2016

Epidemiological evidence suggested low clinical malaria incidence and prevalence in Jimma town.

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Malaria incidence and entomological findings in an area targeted for a cluster-randomized controlled trial to prevent malaria in Ethiopia: results from a pilot study

March 10, 2016 - 17:19 -- Open Access
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Taye Gari, Oljira Kenea, Bernt Lindtjørn, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:145, 8 March 2016

This study showed a high variation in malaria incidence and Anopheles between kebeles.

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Sharp decline of malaria cases in the Burie Zuria, Dembia, and Mecha districts, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2012–2014: descriptive analysis of surveillance data

February 23, 2016 - 17:05 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Yumi Toyama, Masaki Ota, Getinet Molla and Belay Bezabih Beyene
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:104, 19 February 2016

While the current efforts for malaria control should be strengthened and maintained, the review of malaria surveillance data should also be used to verify the malaria trend in the region.

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Association between malaria and malnutrition among children aged under-five years in Adami Tulu District, south-central Ethiopia: a case–control study

February 23, 2016 - 14:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Shikur B, Deressa W, Lindtjørn B
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BMC Public Health 2016, 16 :174 (19 February 2016)

Four hundred twenty eight under-five children comprising 107 cases and 321 controls were included in this study. Prevalence of wasting was higher among cases (17.8 %) than the controls (9.3 %). 

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NOT Open Access | Prevalence and associated factors of malaria among febrile children in Ethiopia: A cross-sectional health facility-based study

February 15, 2016 - 18:43 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Yusuf Haji, Andrew W. Fogarty, Wakgari Deressa
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Acta Tropica, Volume 155, March 2016, Pages 63–70

Malaria is one of the most important public health problems in Ethiopia.

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Access to and use gaps of insecticide-treated nets among communities in Jimma Zone, southwestern Ethiopia: baseline results from malaria education interventions

January 5, 2016 - 14:53 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Birhanu Z, Abebe L, Sudhakar M, Dissanayake G, Yihdego Y, Alemayehu G, Yewhalaw D
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BMC Public Health 2015, 15 :1304 (29 December 2015)

In this study, 70.9 % (95 % CI: 67.8–74.1 %) of the surveyed households had at least one LLIN, and 63.0 % (95 % CI: 59.6–66.3 %) had sufficient LLINs for every member of the household. With respect to access, 51.9 % (95 % CI: 50.5–53.5 %) of the population had access to LLIN. 

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